A retired professor hunts down books published in Morocco and makes them available to a wider audience. His challenges reflect the wider problems of Arab publishing.
The Tunis International Book Fair welcomed a large crowd—and academic books were among the key attractions.
Morocco’s national book fair has a cosmopolitan feel, offering discussions, events and important new publications.
Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.
In Morocco, a meeting emphasized the need for more arts in school curriculum and for more facilities to train creative professionals.
Students’ poor mastery of Arabic is caused by the poor instructional methods used, not the language itself, says Hanada Taha, the director of “Arabi21” project.
The challenge of Arabic script is one of the reasons behind Arab students’ disappointing performance results, the author explains.
Publishing statistics hint at low readership in the region, but many new ventures, large and small, seek to encourage reading.
A Tunisian literature scholar looks at how the circumstances surrounding the death of the Prophet Mohamed have affected Islam.