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Arts & Culture Coronavirus Literature & Translation Publishing

Sharjah Book Fair Brings Back In-Person Events

M. Lynx Qualey | 30 Oct 2020

The opportunities for personal encounters that book fairs typically provide have been missing since the coronavirus shutdowns began last spring. That’s about to change.

Literature & Translation Publishing

Series Brings Alive Classical Arabic Texts for Young Readers

M. Lynx Qualey | 16 Oct 2020

The Library of Arabic Literature’s new Young Readers series reframes classical Arabic tales and poetry in ways that make them engaging to readers of all ages.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

Digital Archive Collects Arabic Book Covers of the 20th Century

M. Lynx Qualey | 09 Oct 2020

The Arabic Book Cover Archive project focuses on book cover designs from the 1940s to 1990s. The goal isn’t to collect pretty images but to provide the raw material for research.

Arts & Culture Language Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

‘Home’: Nine Arab Poets Explore Interior Spaces in a New Bilingual Anthology

M. Lynx Qualey | 02 Oct 2020

The dual-language volume does not aim to be completist or canonical, but it may help amend the dearth of contemporary Arabic poetry in English translation.

Academic Freedom Critical Thinking Literature & Translation Publishing

Egyptian Translation Center’s New Guidelines Could Stifle Freedom of Thought

Amr EL-Tohamy | 11 Sep 2020

The National Center for Translation was created to make knowledge from across the world accessible to Egyptians. Many see its new guidelines as a move to restrict freedom of thought.

Gender Human Rights Literature & Translation Profiles

A Stateless Poet Finds Her Home and Identity in Literature

Aisha Elgayar | 09 Sep 2020

Mona Kareem, who will teach at Princeton University this fall, employs her poetic talent to highlight the issues of Kuwait’s Bedoon population.

Arabic Gender Language Literature & Translation

Arab Women Writers Struggle to Get the Readers They Deserve

M. Lynx Qualey | 12 Aug 2020

Women who write in Arabic face a double problem: They’re translated less often than men, and when they are, their books are often wrongly characterized.

Arabic Architecture Literature & Translation Publishing Religion Research

Hazine, a Blog for Scholars of the Islamic World, Reinvents Itself

M. Lynx Qualey | 10 Aug 2020

Launched as an archives review site, Hazine is transitioning into a multilingual platform for reviews, interviews, profiles, digital-humanities tools, and more.

Gender Human Rights Inequality Literature & Translation Minorities Policy

Black Saudi Author Focuses on Neglected History of African Migration and Slavery

M. Lynx Qualey | 24 Jul 2020

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.

Book Review Literature & Translation Publishing

Thrills and Fantasies: Lighter Reading for a Summer of Disruption

M. Lynx Qualey | 26 Jun 2020

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.




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