In the latest sign of a cultural revival in Baghdad after decades of conflict, the city recently celebrated the reopening of its historic book street.
Diwan Bookstores says its revised editions of the celebrated writer’s works will be “without alterations”. Publishing world figures immediately wondered what that meant.
Several prominent Syrian publishing houses and bookstores have closed in recent years, the latest signs of cultural death in an economy hard hit by war.
Publishers of Egyptian editions say printing locally not only cuts costs, but also helps writers reach a wider public. Some authors strongly agree.
In the latest “Best Global Universities” rankings from “U.S. News & World Report”, two Saudi universities earn spots in the top 100.
Iraq’s second-largest university is shaking off the vestiges of war. Its publishing house will reopen soon, and other major projects are nearing completion.
Sahar Abdallah, an Egyptian living in Canada, creates “visual poems” inspired by works by literary giants like Fouad Haddad and Mahmoud Darwish.
In her new novel “Harir Al-Ghazala,” the Omani novelist Jokha Alharthi sheds light on her country’s women and their aspirations across generations.
The library of the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies, in Cairo, attracts scholars from all over the world.
“Building Sharjah” traces the urbanization of the city through its architecture and explores related social and political contexts before and after the discovery of oil.