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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.

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.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Libraries Publishing Violence

Explosion Took a Heavy Toll on Beirut’s Arts and Culture Scene

Burton Bollag | 24 Aug 2020

Much of the city’s creative life was centered in two historic neighborhoods that bore the brunt of the blast.

Arts & Culture Libraries Publishing Violence

Beirut’s Damaged Libraries Try to Continue Fulfilling Their Civic Mission

M. Lynx Qualey | 21 Aug 2020

Despite suffering extensive damage from the port explosion, libraries and independent bookstores are resuming their role as providers of community outreach and support.

Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

Arabic Comics Reach a Wider Audience Through Digital Projects

M. Lynx Qualey | 14 Aug 2020

Comics and graphic novels by Arabs gain greater exposure as digital publishers promote the work of talented young artists and authors.

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.

Book Review Publishing

For Kids: A Summer of Arabic Podcasts, Readings and Online Activities

M. Lynx Qualey | 10 Jul 2020

Parents in search of activities for children cooped up at home this summer can find a growing number of books, readings and games in Arabic online.

Arabic Arts & Culture English Language Publishing

Poet Zeina Hashem Beck: Not Choosing Between Arabic and English

M. Lynx Qualey | 03 Jul 2020

The acclaimed Lebanese poet moves easily between modes and languages. She writes for the page but also performs, and she juxtaposes English and Arabic in ways that make both feel new.

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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