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‘The Last Resort’: Documentary Tells the Story of European Refugees in Egypt

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 02 Jun 2022

A documentary film recounts the little-known story of El Shatt, a refugee camp near Suez that sheltered thousands of Europeans during World War II.

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Palestinian Libraries in Jerusalem Preserve Heritage by Digitising Manuscripts

Amr EL-Tohamy | 23 May 2022

Three Palestinian libraries in East Jerusalem are involved in a project to index and restore documents that tell the stories of families living there more than a century ago.

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France Makes Yemeni Writer Ali Al-Muqri a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters

Amr EL-Tohamy | 11 May 2022

Now living in Paris, the novelist and poet says he hopes the cultural honour will focus more attention on the neglected realm of Arabic literature in translation.

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‘Blind Sinbad’: Bothayna Al-Essa Explores a Changing Kuwait, from War to Pandemic

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 11 Apr 2022

The Kuwaiti novelist Bothayna Al-Essa’s “Blind Sinbad: Atlas of the Sea and War” traverses 30 years of change in Kuwait, comparing the faces of war and pandemic.

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The Audiocasette’s Arrival in Egypt in the 1970s Unleashed Class Tensions

Tim Arlott | 09 Apr 2022

A new book by American academic Andrew Simon documents the explosive effect of the arrival of the audiocassette on Egyptian society in the 1970s and ’80s.

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Authors of New Biographies of Famous Egyptians Take Their Craft Seriously

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 17 Mar 2022

The authors of new biographies of the actress Madiha Kamel and the writer Yusuf Idris discuss how they chose their subjects, and the research that went into writing about them.

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Algiers International Book Fair Returns, with a Vaccine Requirement

Riad Mazzouzi | 14 Mar 2022

Algerian publishers are happy with the return of the Algiers International Book Fair, but some criticize a decision requiring visitors to show proof of Covid 19 vaccinations.

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Arab Scholarships and Grants in Creative Writing and the Arts

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 05 Mar 2022

If you are passionate about culture and art, you can win scholarships most notably in creative writing and arts.

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Syrian Publishers in Exile Spread Arabic Culture in New Homes

Amr EL-Tohamy | 17 Feb 2022

Two Syrians who started publishing houses after fleeing their homeland talk about the rewards and challenges of their experiences.

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Applications Open for Third Khairy Shalaby Award

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 12 Feb 2022

The aim of a competition honouring the late Egyptian writer Khairy Shalaby is to encourage new literary talent in Arabic.




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