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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.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Internet Liberal Arts

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.

Arts & Culture Faculty Gender Liberal Arts Students

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.

Arts & Culture Faculty Liberal Arts Teaching

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.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Literature & Translation Publishing

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.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Liberal Arts

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.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

Digital Archive Collects Arabic Book Covers of the 20th Century

M. Lynx Qualey | 09 Oct 2020

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.

Arts & Culture Language Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

‘Home’: Nine Arab Poets Explore Interior Spaces in a New Bilingual Anthology

M. Lynx Qualey | 02 Oct 2020

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.

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Beirut Blast: A Map of the Damage to Educational and Cultural Institutions

Rayan Abdulkhalek | 01 Oct 2020

Scores of educational, arts and cultural organizations saw their facilities damaged or destroyed in the August 4 port explosion.

Arts & Culture Human Rights Inequality

Scholars Confront a Silence About Blackness in Middle East Studies

M. Lynx Qualey | 25 Sep 2020

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.




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