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Qatari Artist Encourages Others to Find Freedom in Their Work

Melanie Swan | 26 Feb 2021

Art was a saving presence for the multidisciplinary artist Ameera AlAji in her youth. Now she hopes to inspire a new generation of Qatari artists to find a similar freedom.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation Publishing

Crime Fiction From the Maghreb: Not So Hidden After All

M. Lynx Qualey | 19 Feb 2021

Who says the genre barely exists in the region? A little detective work turns up plenty of fictional bodies in the libraries of western North Africa.

Administration Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

Young Art Executive Has a Key Role in Qatar’s Public Art Scene

Melanie Swan | 12 Feb 2021

As the Qatar Foundation’s senior art specialist, Layla Bacha manages an art portfolio that includes major public artworks and museum collections.

Arts & Culture Democracy Human Rights Politics Terrorism

Making Prisons Visible: The Work of the MENA Prison Forum

M. Lynx Qualey | 05 Feb 2021

The MENA Prison Forum, launched in 2018, researches and documents prisons and prisoners’ experiences across the region. Its resources include art, literature, film and testimonies.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Mental Health

A Dubai Artist Helps Women Process Difficult Times Through Creativity

Melanie Swan | 29 Jan 2021

Art helped Zaahirah Muthy get through challenging times in her own life. She launched a series of art therapy workshops in Dubai to help other women do the same.

Arab Spring Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

10 Books, 10 Years Later: Literature After the ‘Arab Spring’

M. Lynx Qualey | 22 Jan 2021

A sampling of how writers from the Middle East and North Africa responded to the chaos and frustrations of the “Arab Spring” uprisings.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation Publishing Refugees

Palestinian Diaspora Literature Resurges from Obscurity

Amr EL-Tohamy | 15 Jan 2021

Publishers are showing new interest in creative poetry and fiction by young Palestinians whose works reflect the emotional and physical scars of displacement.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Liberal Arts

Artists in Saudi Arabia Gain New Recognition and Support

Melanie Swan | 08 Jan 2021

A new art grant from the Misk Art Institute provides major support for artists and could help shift attitudes about careers in art.

Arabic Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

Collection Brings Pioneering Iraqi Poet to New Audiences

M. Lynx Qualey | 17 Dec 2020

Though considered “one of the most significant Arab writers of the twentieth century,” Nazik al-Mala’ika was little known in English. A new bilingual edition creates a fuller portrait of her work.

Arab Arabic Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing Social Sciences

Recommended Reading, 2020: Books From and About the Arab World

M. Lynx Qualey | 11 Dec 2020

A sampling of works published, translated or honored in the past year illustrates the diversity of scholarly and literary writing by Arab authors.




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