Readers who need a break from news of Covid-19 and chronicles of disease may find welcome relief in these books from the Middle East and North Africa.
The attempted shift to online learning during the novel coronavirus pandemic is increasing inequality in access to education. In some countries, professors and students are suggesting online education be halted altogether.
Funding groups in the Arab world and elsewhere are offering assistance to artists and other creative workers who face difficulties because of the Covid-19 shutdowns.
Al-Fanar Media explores some of the major Arabic and non-Arabic online learning platforms that offer university-level courses at low cost or free.
Humanitarian groups warn of the potential for increased drop-out rates among adolescent girls, putting them at greater risk of sexual exploitation and early marriage.
An exhibition of Khalil’s prints in London honors his international career. With the gallery closed by the coronavirus pandemic, viewers can see only glimpses of it online.
An Italian professor suggests that those living in the Mediterranean region take their natural tendency toward creativity as a philosophy and way of life and invest in it even more.
Universities were drivers of last year’s revolution in Sudan. Now students and professors want to free universities from the government’s micro-management.
A sampling of works published, translated or honored in the past year illustrates the diversity of writing by Arab authors.