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Discovering King Tut’s Tomb: Oxford Exhibition Challenges Euro-Centric Narratives

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 15 May 2022

An exhibition at the University of Oxford celebrates the 100th anniversary of the find by spotlighting the overlooked Egyptian workers who made it possible.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing Refugees

France Makes Yemeni Writer Ali Al-Muqri a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters

Amr EL-Tohamy | 11 May 2022

Now living in Paris, the novelist and poet says he hopes the cultural honour will focus more attention on the neglected realm of Arabic literature in translation.

Architecture Arts & Culture Research

Palestinian Brothers Once Jailed in the Intifada Work to Restore Nablus

Amr EL-Tohamy | 28 Apr 2022

Abdalrahman Kittana, a professor at Birzeit University, and his brother Basel are now working on a project to restore the West Bank city of Nablus.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Profiles

For Lebanese Artist Dima Raad, Faces Tell the Stories of Crisis and War

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 18 Apr 2022

Faces “are the first letters of expression,” says the Lebanese artist and educator Dima Raad. She discussed her philosophy of making and teaching art with Al-Fanar Media.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

‘Blind Sinbad’: Bothayna Al-Essa Explores a Changing Kuwait, from War to Pandemic

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 11 Apr 2022

The Kuwaiti novelist Bothayna Al-Essa’s “Blind Sinbad: Atlas of the Sea and War” traverses 30 years of change in Kuwait, comparing the faces of war and pandemic.

Arts & Culture Development Literature & Translation Research

The Audiocasette’s Arrival in Egypt in the 1970s Unleashed Class Tensions

Tim Arlott | 09 Apr 2022

A new book by American academic Andrew Simon documents the explosive effect of the arrival of the audiocassette on Egyptian society in the 1970s and ’80s.

Arts & Culture Curriculum Students Teaching

Novelist Taleb Alrefai Teaches the Art of Creative Writing Through Workshops

Sayyid Mahmoud | 07 Apr 2022

Arab students with a talent for creative writing find few opportunities to study the art at universities. The Kuwaiti novelist Taleb Alrefai is trying to fill that gap.

Arts & Culture Profiles Publishing

Iraqi Writer Ali Bader Ponders East-West Relationships and Islamophobia

Sayyid Mahmoud | 31 Mar 2022

In his latest book, “The Stranger’s Newspaper,” Ali Bader presents a wide-ranging series of conversations in search of intercultural dialogue.

Arts & Culture Gender Liberal Arts

Works by Egyptian Women Artists Are Featured in Exhibitions This Month

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 18 Mar 2022

Exhibitions in Cairo and Alexandria mark Women’s Month and celebrate the power of art to bring about social change.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation Publishing

Authors of New Biographies of Famous Egyptians Take Their Craft Seriously

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 17 Mar 2022

The authors of new biographies of the actress Madiha Kamel and the writer Yusuf Idris discuss how they chose their subjects, and the research that went into writing about them.




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