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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.

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.

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.

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.

Arts & Culture Human Rights Students

As Arab Students Vent Outrage Over Racism on Social Media, Educators Must Be Guides

Zoe Hurley | 13 Jun 2020

Arab celebrities are posting images of themselves in “blackface.” Students are sometimes bewildered about how to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement. Educators must help.

Arabic Arts & Culture

Umm Kulthum: A Tribute to a Legendary Voice of Egypt

Heba Elkayal | 20 Mar 2020

The life of a singer much loved across the Arab world is told in a Western-style musical in London. Can such an adaption succeed?

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Liberal Arts

The Value of Creativity in the Mediterranean Cauldron

Michele Trimarchi | 24 Feb 2020

An Italian professor suggests that those living in the Mediterranean region take their natural tendency toward creativity as a philosophy and way of life and invest in it even more.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Politics

A New York Exhibition Unravels the Complexities of Contemporary Algerian Art

Heba Elkayal | 21 Feb 2020

Waiting for Omar Gatlato, the first major survey of contemporary Algerian art in the United States, asserts the need to consider the cultural specificity of art from postcolonial nations.

Architecture Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

New Cairo Museum Honors Naguib Mahfouz but Doesn’t Inspire

Ursula Lindsey | 14 Feb 2020

Egypt celebrates its most famous modern writer in the long-delayed museum, which finally opened last year. Visitors may wish, though, that it had taken a more engaging approach.




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