Morocco’s national book fair has a cosmopolitan feel, offering discussions, events and important new publications.
Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.
In Morocco, a meeting emphasized the need for more arts in school curriculum and for more facilities to train creative professionals.
Genetic analysis on skeletons of humans who died since the birth of Islam is almost nonexistent.
Students and professors welcome the return of artistic activities in Assiut University after years of conservative Islamic suppression.
Souffles, a firebrand Moroccan cultural magazine, still influences intellectuals and attracts scholars fifty years after its was forced to close.
An international effort is under way to begin restoration of Syria’s “Bride of the Desert”.
Ursula Lindsey highlights some of the new books getting attention at the 47th edition of the Cairo Book Fair.
Ursula Lindsey wanders through this famous cultural event and finds a stark reflection of Egyptian contemporary life.
Ursula Lindsey consulted scholars, critics and publishers to come up with a list of notable books by Arab authors or about the Arab world. What is your favorite book from 2015?