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.
Ursula Lindsey highlights some of the new books getting attention at the 47th edition of the Cairo Book Fair.
Ursula Lindsey wanders through this famous cultural event and finds a stark reflection of Egyptian contemporary life.
Sociologist Fatema Mernissi published ground-breaking, wide-ranging scholarship that influenced a generation of Arab feminists.
Ursula Lindsey consulted scholars, critics and publishers to come up with a list of notable books by Arab authors or about the Arab world. What is your favorite book from 2015?
Two Syrians are trying to use a bookstore to present a different image of their countrymen and spread Arab culture.
Two academics who collaborate on translations of Arabic literature into English talk about the joys and difficulties of their work.