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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.

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 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.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation

A Nuanced Account of the Arab Nahda

Ursula Lindsey | 02 Nov 2018

A new bilingual literary anthology from the Arab renaissance of more than one hundred years ago is filled with writing that still resonates today.

Book Review Literature & Translation Publishing

Hard Lessons: North African Writers on Education

Ursula Lindsey | 05 Sep 2018

Books by authors from the Maghreb show a generational shift in views on the school systems they experienced.

Arabic Arts & Culture Language Literature & Translation

A Website Seeks to Show ‘How Alive Arabic Is’

Ursula Lindsey | 21 Jun 2018

Hossam Abouzahr argues that Classical and Colloquial Arabic should be used and studied “side by side.”

Arabic Language Literature & Translation Publishing

An Increasingly Popular Cultural Lens: Arabic Literature

M. Lynx Qualey | 16 May 2018

A researcher finds that more professors are teaching Arabic literature in translation, in courses sprinkled around the world. The next step, she says, is for the teachers to learn from each other.




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