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Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

New Book Showcases Contemporary Arab Artists as Survivors

Ursula Lindsey | 13 Sep 2019

An anthology explores “Arabicity,” the cultural links and concerns shared by artists from disparate countries throughout the Arab world.

Arts & Culture Politics Research Technology & Online Learning

Oral History, Which Records Once-Silenced Voices, Gains Ground in the Arab World

Dana Abed | 11 Sep 2019

Oral historians gather the stories of participants in history who might not otherwise be heard, from those in the U.S. civil rights movement to dispossessed Palestinians.

Arts & Culture Gender

An Iraqi-Born Artist Rejects Identities Imposed on Women

Heba Elkayal | 04 Sep 2019

Hayv Kahraman brings a unique perspective to representations of, and assumptions about, women like herself in a post–9/11 world.

Arts & Culture Conflict Development Politics

Corruption Sidetracks Projects Intended to Make Baghdad a ‘Capital of Arab Culture’

Amal Saqr | 24 Aug 2019

Projects meant to enrich Baghdad as a capital of Arab culture were left unfinished or never even started, a journalist’s investigation found.

Arab Spring Arts & Culture Gender

Tunisian Singer Emel Mathlouthi Breaks Away From World Music Stereotypes

Olivia Cuthbert | 09 Aug 2019

In a new album, the Tunisian singer who first gained fame in the early days of the revolution sings in English and touches on environmental themes, not just personal or political ones.

Arabic Arts & Culture Conflict

A Form of Yemeni Poetry Thrives in Defiance of War

Edward Fox | 26 Jul 2019

At a Cairo conference this month, scholars began the process of listing a form of traditional Yemeni poetry on the Unesco register of Intangible Cultural Heritage to help make sure that it endures.

Arts & Culture Conflict Mental Health Politics

Former Syrian Prisoners Reenact Their Experiences on Stage

Olivia Cuthbert | 18 Jul 2019

In a new play performed in London, actors who were incarcerated in Adra prison convey the terror, boredom, and claustrophobia of their lives, from arrest to release.

Arts & Culture Language Literature & Translation

Contemporary Arab Writers Offer a Fresh Take on the Historical Novel

M. Lynx Qualey | 12 Jul 2019

Arab authors who have become interested in writing historical fiction often take a distinct perspective on the lives of ordinary people, instead of focusing on wars or politics.

Arabic Arts & Culture Gender Human Rights Inequality

Finding the Words: Arab Writers on Queer and Feminist Expression

Olivia Cuthbert | 05 Jul 2019

At a London literary event, an array of Arab authors discuss the hurdles that cultures, publishers, and even the Arabic language itself can present.

Arab Spring Arts & Culture Politics Protests

The Story of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising Told in Song and Dance

Heba Elkayal | 19 Jun 2019

The musical theater production, “We Live in Cairo,” narrates the events that led to the Tahrir Square protests and the overthrowing of a regime and then, the unraveling of a dream.




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