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.
As the Qatar Foundation’s senior art specialist, Layla Bacha manages an art portfolio that includes major public artworks and museum collections.
Using foreign terms in Arabic does not weaken or devalue it, a scholar argues, but rather allows it to develop and keep pace with the modern world.
A sampling of how writers from the Middle East and North Africa responded to the chaos and frustrations of the “Arab Spring” uprisings.
Maha Saleh believes that the fragmented nature of Arabic teaching curricula has negatively affected the language.
Publishers are showing new interest in creative poetry and fiction by young Palestinians whose works reflect the emotional and physical scars of displacement.
Though considered “one of the most significant Arab writers of the twentieth century,” Nazik al-Mala’ika was little known in English. A new bilingual edition creates a fuller portrait of her work.
A sampling of works published, translated or honored in the past year illustrates the diversity of scholarly and literary writing by Arab authors.
The “Knowledge Transfer Project” is winding down, but leaders hope other initiatives will continue its efforts to improve knowledge-sharing in the Arab world.