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Contemporary Arab Writers Offer a Fresh Take on the Historical Novel

M. Lynx Qualey | 12 Jul 2019

Arab authors who have become interested in writing historical fiction often take a distinct perspective on the lives of ordinary people, instead of focusing on wars or politics.

Arabic Arts & Culture Gender Human Rights Inequality

Finding the Words: Arab Writers on Queer and Feminist Expression

Olivia Cuthbert | 05 Jul 2019

At a London literary event, an array of Arab authors discuss the hurdles that cultures, publishers, and even the Arabic language itself can present.

Arab Spring Arts & Culture Politics Protests

The Story of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising Told in Song and Dance

Heba Elkayal | 19 Jun 2019

The musical theater production, “We Live in Cairo,” narrates the events that led to the Tahrir Square protests and the overthrowing of a regime and then, the unraveling of a dream.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Religion

New Waves: How Moroccan Artist Mohamed Melehi Shaped an Aesthetic

Heba Elkayal | 07 Jun 2019

An intimately scaled retrospective of Moroccan artist Mohammed Melehi in London shows how abstract expressionism in the Middle East was culturally inspired.

Arts & Culture Conflict Liberal Arts

A New Museum in Lebanon Raises Questions About Archaeological Looting

Abdul-Salam Subhi Taha | 31 May 2019

Experts acknowledge the “noble intentions” of the privately owned Nabu Museum north of Beirut, but a debate also simmers over items in its collection that came from Iraq.

Arts & Culture Democracy Politics

Palestine Festival for Literature Shifts Its Perspective

Ursula Lindsey | 30 May 2019

The literary festival links Palestine to global struggles for self-determination and control of resources.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

For Emirati Artist Farah Al Qasimi, Her Photographs ‘Filter’ Her World

Heba Elkayal | 24 May 2019

Teaching and working in New York, the artist opens viewers to new possibilities of seeing the mundane with curiosity and wonder.

Arts & Culture Internationalization Liberal Arts

Arab Artists at the World’s Premier Art Event: ‘Art in an Era of Lies’

Heba Elkayal | 17 May 2019

The Venice Biennale displays the strengths of Arab artists working today and some of the political pitfalls that can await them.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Liberal Arts Politics Refugees

An Iraqi Artist Explores the Spiritual Echoes of Migration

Heba Elkayal | 10 May 2019

Through animation and painting, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji confronts the human condition of having to leave one’s home and settle elsewhere.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Politics

The Artist Kader Attia Mocks Colonial History, then Heals Its Effects

Heba Elkayal | 03 May 2019

The French-Algerian artist explores the way Western countries collected art, nature and artifacts from colonized countries, then tries to repair some of the damage done by such collections.




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