The Arabic Book Cover Archive project focuses on book cover designs from the 1940s to 1990s. The goal isn’t to collect pretty images but to provide the raw material for research.
The dual-language volume does not aim to be completist or canonical, but it may help amend the dearth of contemporary Arabic poetry in English translation.
Scores of educational, arts and cultural organizations saw their facilities damaged or destroyed in the August 4 port explosion.
In a digital conversation, a panel of professors and students challenged the persistent notion that race is “somehow beyond the scope” of Middle East studies.
The SAFAR Film Festival had to shift to an online format this year because of Covid-19. On the plus side, that might mean more viewers at a time when interest in Arab cinema is growing.
The academy, about to start its second year, bases its curriculum on local culture and expands the opportunities for Gulf students to study the performing arts without going abroad.
Much of the city’s creative life was centered in two historic neighborhoods that bore the brunt of the blast.
Despite suffering extensive damage from the port explosion, libraries and independent bookstores are resuming their role as providers of community outreach and support.
Comics and graphic novels by Arabs gain greater exposure as digital publishers promote the work of talented young artists and authors.