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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Sudanese Writer in Exile Knows Life’s ‘Violent Reality,’ and Its Flashes of Joy

M. Lynx Qualey | 04 Dec 2020

Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin fled Sudan to escape persecution. His 2009 novel The Jungo, once banned, has won praise and prizes—in Arabic and in French translation.

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Art in Isolation: Arab Artists Express Emotions Evoked by Covid-19

Melanie Swan | 27 Nov 2020

Art by Arab artists, on view online and at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., reflects on universal feelings of isolation and confinement caused by the coronavirus crisis.

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Film Studies Thrive in Saudi Arabia, Promising Jobs and Cultural Change

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 13 Nov 2020

The film industry is growing as the kingdom modernizes, and university film programs are poised to attract more students who want to study at home.

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A New Textbook on Arab Graphic Design Provides a Rare Overview

M. Lynx Qualey | 06 Nov 2020

Two artist-academics have written a textbook on Arab graphic design that is a landmark in capturing the regional history of the discipline.

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Sharjah Book Fair Brings Back In-Person Events

M. Lynx Qualey | 30 Oct 2020

The opportunities for personal encounters that book fairs typically provide have been missing since the coronavirus shutdowns began last spring. That’s about to change.

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Sharjah Youth Exhibition Will Showcase Work Inspired by the Coronavirus

Melanie Swan | 23 Oct 2020

Young artists have submitted more than a thousand works to Sharjah Youth’s “Art for All” project, a virtual exhibit that will be on view later this month.




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