Mahmoud Trawri dug into the thorny history of Black Africans and slavery in the Arabian Peninsula while writing Maymouna, published in 2001. The novel is still hard to find in Saudi Arabia.
Epidemics are not as isolated as they may appear, says the anthropologist Charles L. Briggs. It’s important to understand the underlying factors that helped shape the situation.
As the global movement against racism grows, it’s time for the Arab world to look at similar racial discrimination in its midst.
World Refugee Day should be an occasion when organizations and individuals consider how they might collaborate to improve access to education for displaced people in the MENA region, and globally.
Arab celebrities are posting images of themselves in “blackface.” Students are sometimes bewildered about how to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement. Educators must help.
The Karama Festival, based in Jordan, uses cinema as a force for social change. This year it highlighted films from Yemen.
Many of the most prominent Saudi women’s rights activists went on trial this week in a closed trial in Riyadh.
The death of a young Moroccan woman while trying to reach Spain adds fuel to a national debate about the future of youth in the country.
A former colleague recalls the work and forceful personality of a founder of academic refugee studies and a tireless champion for refugees themselves, who died on July 11.