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It Is Time to Deal with Arabic’s Diglossia

Hossam Abouzahr | 26 Apr 2022

Not treating Arabic’s diglossia is causing an education crisis. Children speak one language at home and are expected to learn in another.

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ALECSO Leader Urges Arab Universities to Teach Skills for the Future

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 02 Apr 2022

Mohamed Ould Amar, head of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation, says a failure to update curricula is creating “an army of the unemployed.”

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New Arabic Textbook Is Designed to Enhance Skills of Native Speakers

Amr EL-Tohamy | 15 Feb 2022

A professor of Arabic in Qatar has written a textbook that seeks to counter a decline in the public use of Arabic among inheritors of the language.

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‘Murder for Amateurs’: Ahmed Mourad on Writing as the Craft of Killing Boredom

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 24 Jan 2022

In his new book, the Egyptian novelist Ahmed Mourad talks about the art of writing and storytelling, and how to become “a professional killer of boredom.”

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Hosni Hadhad, Egypt’s Oldest Doctoral Student, Dies at 85

Ismail Alashwal | 21 Jan 2022

Hosni Hadhad earned a master’s degree in Arabic literature at age 83 and was keen to pursue a Ph.D. too. Unfortunately, death cut short his dream.

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Egyptian Professor Wael Farouq Uses Music and Poetry to Teach Arabic in Europe

Sayyid Mahmoud | 16 Jan 2022

Wael Farouq, a professor of Arabic studies in Milan, says introducing non-native speakers to the rhythms and sounds of Arabic poetry and music facilitates language learning.

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Arabic Calligraphy’s New Heritage Status Lifts Hopes for Keeping It Alive

Sayyid Mahmoud | 26 Dec 2021

Arabic calligraphy was recently inscribed on Unesco’s intangible cultural heritage lists. Calligraphers hope that inspires more support for teaching it in schools.

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Recommended Reading, 2021: Books from the Arab World

Mona Abu Al-Nasr, Sayyid Mahmoud | 24 Dec 2021

Al-Fanar Media presents its choice of some of the most interesting books published in the Arab world in 2021.

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Syrian Publishers and Bookstores Become Casualties of War

Amr EL-Tohamy | 12 Nov 2021

Several prominent Syrian publishing houses and bookstores have closed in recent years, the latest signs of cultural death in an economy hard hit by war.

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‘Academic Prisons’: Bahrain’s Nader Kadhim Rejects Disciplinary Silos

Sayyid Mahmoud | 05 Nov 2021

“University is universal in nature, hence the name,” argues the Bahraini scholar Nader Kadhim. His cultural criticism takes an interdisciplinary approach.

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