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‘Healing the Distance’: Successful Online Literary Events

M. Lynx Qualey | 29 May 2020

Arab writers and scholars whose events literary events had to move online learned some quick lessons in what makes virtual gatherings succeed.

Coronavirus Literature & Translation Publishing

A Quarantine Reading List: Escapist Nonfiction from the Arab World

M. Lynx Qualey | 22 May 2020

Readers who need a break from news of Covid-19 and chronicles of disease may find welcome relief in these books from the Middle East and North Africa.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Honors Authors in a Virtual Event

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 08 May 2020

The prestigious prizes could not be presented in person this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the show went on virtually.

Architecture Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

New Cairo Museum Honors Naguib Mahfouz but Doesn’t Inspire

Ursula Lindsey | 14 Feb 2020

Egypt celebrates its most famous modern writer in the long-delayed museum, which finally opened last year. Visitors may wish, though, that it had taken a more engaging approach.

Arabic Language Literature & Translation Teaching

Why the Split Between Classical and Everyday Arabic Endures

Hossam Abouzahr | 23 Sep 2019

If Arabs want a true lingua franca, they must ease the rigid boundaries they’ve set up between the local dialects and the formal language.

Arts & Culture Language Literature & Translation

Contemporary Arab Writers Offer a Fresh Take on the Historical Novel

M. Lynx Qualey | 12 Jul 2019

Arab authors who have become interested in writing historical fiction often take a distinct perspective on the lives of ordinary people, instead of focusing on wars or politics.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Profiles

University Press Draws New Readers for Renowned Syrian Playwright

Ursula Lindsey | 04 Apr 2019

The late Saadallah Wannous explored the meaning of human liberation, both personal and political. His work has been collected now for English speakers.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

A Moroccan Publisher Reflects on the Struggles Independent Presses Face

Kenza Sefrioui | 10 Jan 2019

At the Frankfurt Book Fair, Kenza Sefrioui gained insights on the problems faced worldwide by small publishing houses like hers.

Arabic Arts & Culture Literature & Translation

Notable Books of 2018 From and About the Arab World

Ursula Lindsey | 11 Dec 2018

A sampling of scholarly and literary works and translations that offer new perspectives on the region.

Language Literature & Translation Research

An Online Arabic Dictionary Makes Its Debut

Edward Fox | 28 Nov 2018

A tool created at Birzeit University will take machine translation of Arabic to a higher level.




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