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.”
The Omani artist and academic Fakhriya Al-Yahyai tells Al-Fanar Media about her career in art practice and education.
In the second volume of “Egypt’s Craftsmen”, Omar Taher gives credit to the forgotten creators of products that shaped Egypt’s daily life for decades.
Modern artists cannot ignore contemporary technology, says the Egyptian sculptor Sayeda Khalil.
Nahla Imam, a folklore expert newly elected to a key Unesco committee, urges decision-makers to make use of academic research on heritage subjects.
Time-transcending scale models bring national heritage to life in miniature form at “EgyHobby 2021”, an exhibition of the Egyptian Scale Modeling Club.
In the latest sign of a cultural revival in Baghdad after decades of conflict, the city recently celebrated the reopening of its historic book street.
Arabic calligraphy was recently inscribed on Unesco’s intangible cultural heritage lists. Calligraphers hope that inspires more support for teaching it in schools.
New centres of “artistic and literary awakening” are part of a wider plan to improve education at all levels. But critics say the reforms fall short of public aspirations.
Al-Fanar Media presents its choice of some of the most interesting books published in the Arab world in 2021.