A researcher finds that more professors are teaching Arabic literature in translation, in courses sprinkled around the world. The next step, she says, is for the teachers to learn from each other.
The Arabic used is schools is almost a foreign language to many Arab students, but research suggests ways of teaching it more effectively.
Arab governments may be more likely to tolerate reporters writing in foreign languages, but more journalists need to write in Arabic.
A sampling of literary and scholarly works from across the region that we have enjoyed over the past year.
A retired professor hunts down books published in Morocco and makes them available to a wider audience. His challenges reflect the wider problems of Arab publishing.
The Tunis International Book Fair welcomed a large crowd—and academic books were among the key attractions.
A back-to-basics approach to learning could be the most innovative way to improve Arab education.
Research suggests new ways of learning Arabic script and language could help Arab students gain educational ground.
Ursula Lindsey wanders through this famous cultural event and finds a stark reflection of Egyptian contemporary life.
Ursula Lindsey consulted scholars, critics and publishers to come up with a list of notable books by Arab authors or about the Arab world. What is your favorite book from 2015?