The Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute fellow speaks with Mina Al-Oraibi about pandemic-era dynamics in the Arab region.
Six titles are shortlisted for the 2021 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Its recognized novels have been translated into some 30 languages.
Novels from Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Sudan, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait are on this year’s longlist.
Since the destruction of the University of Mosul library, momentum is building for Book Aid International’s efforts to coordinate and enable publishers’ contributions to rebuilding.
Talking of the ‘importance of literary translations in promoting Kurdish culture beyond the clichés,’ author and translator await the end of a long journey to publication.
In the face of years of war and threats from ISIS, the Iraq National Library has begun to preserve its holdings through digitization.
The military conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq have cut into MENA publishers’ ability to sell and distribute books, while piracy remains a top concern.
The European Association of Middle East Librarians are meeting in Algeria this week to discuss high risk projects in Afghanistan, Mali, Iraq and more.
The Islamic Book Exhibition serves as a forum for dialogue on some of the hottest topics affecting the Middle East and Islam, all through the medium of books.
Unique and rare manuscripts have been smuggled from Mosul, Iraq, to Turkey, following the takeover of the city by (ISIS) gunmen.
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