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Dominican Institute’s Library in Cairo Is a Destination for Scholars of Islamic Heritage

Sayyid Mahmoud | 05 Oct 2021

The library of the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies, in Cairo, attracts scholars from all over the world.

Arts & Culture Gender Libraries Publishing

In ‘Embargo,’ a Modern-Day Scheherazade Dares to Speak About Harassment

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 20 Aug 2021

Haitham Dabbour’s novel “Embargo” juxtaposes the traditional Scheherazade with a contemporary careerwoman who publicly accuses her boss of harassment.

Libraries Literature & Translation Profiles Publishing

Alia Muhammad Baqer, Savior of Basra Library’s Books, Dies at 69

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 16 Aug 2021

As Basra’s chief librarian, Alia Muhammed Baqer rescued 30,000 books and manuscripts from being lost as British forces occupied the city in 2003.

Arts & Culture Libraries Literature & Translation Publishing

Al-Jahith’s Treasury, an Iconic Library in Downtown Amman, Is Reborn

Roufan Nahhas | 07 May 2021

The iconic Al-Jahith’s Treasury has witnessed a century of history and survived a series of tragedies, including a devasting fire in 2018.

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Bringing Books Back to Mosul University Library

Olivia Cuthbert | 30 Apr 2021

Ideas Beyond Borders is donating more than 2,500 books to the library, which was among the finest in the Middle East before it was destroyed by ISIS and coalition bombing.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Libraries Publishing Violence

Explosion Took a Heavy Toll on Beirut’s Arts and Culture Scene

Burton Bollag | 24 Aug 2020

Much of the city’s creative life was centered in two historic neighborhoods that bore the brunt of the blast.

Arts & Culture Libraries Publishing Violence

Beirut’s Damaged Libraries Try to Continue Fulfilling Their Civic Mission

M. Lynx Qualey | 21 Aug 2020

Despite suffering extensive damage from the port explosion, libraries and independent bookstores are resuming their role as providers of community outreach and support.

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Qatar National Library Sparks Young People’s Curiosity About Science

Eman Kamel | 23 Oct 2019

In a regular forum, the library gives Qataris a chance to meet world-class researchers face-to-face and have informal discussions that motivate youth to explore science in depth.

Architecture Arts & Culture Libraries

Rebuilding a Space for Thought in Cairo

Ursula Lindsey | 15 Nov 2017

The Townhouse art gallery, a cultural landmark, has survived a raid by state authorities and a building collapse.

Libraries Literature & Translation

The Complete Writings of a Revolutionary

Edward Fox | 02 Nov 2017

Art and politics are inseparable in the works of Ghassan Kanafani, now collected in a definitive new edition.




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