Here’s a recommended reading list of lighter works to take your mind off Covid-19. Many are inspired by the broad sweep of history across the Middle East and North Africa.
A sampling of works published, translated or honored in the past year illustrates the diversity of writing by Arab authors.
In a pair of recently edited volumes, experts gauge the current status of higher education and call for improvements.
Books by authors from the Maghreb show a generational shift in views on the school systems they experienced.
Using case studies from around the world, a new book highlights the contributions of higher education to post-conflict recovery efforts.
At the notorious French refugee camp, a cartoonist brings an unusual perspective to her experience as a volunteer.
An American professor documents the stories of Syrians before and after the revolution, allowing them to speak for themselves.
A book by The Guardian’s former migration correspondent tells the personal stories of people forced into exile in Europe by civil war.
“City of Thorns,” a book about the refugee camp Dadaab, in Kenya, portrays conditions that mirror those in Arab refugee settlements.