The transition from purely decorative art to more complex works proves a learning curve for society, artists and public art institutions
The coronavirus lockdowns inspired a shift to online book clubs among groups that focus on Arab authors and their international readers.
The new American University of Iraq–Baghdad brings a liberal-arts approach to higher education to the Iraqi capital.
Traces of a culture once at the center of exchange between Islam and East Africa are in danger of disappearing. Two authors hope to change that.
A history professor at an American university in Qatar explains how his students have free choice of media for their assignments.
A musical and cultural heritage archive, the Syria Music Map offers displaced Syrians a chance to reconnect with their roots.
Deborah Kapchan’s comprehensive new anthology pulls together a rich and varied tapestry of Morocco’s many poetic traditions.
The Iraqi-Canadian artist Zeana Atarbashi draws on the heritage of her hometown, Mosul, and the life-giving power of women.
Art was a saving presence for the multidisciplinary artist Ameera AlAji in her youth. Now she hopes to inspire a new generation of Qatari artists to find a similar freedom.
Who says the genre barely exists in the region? A little detective work turns up plenty of fictional bodies in the libraries of western North Africa.