Culture 27 May 2018

Notes on the Flesh / Book Review

Kuwaiti writer Shahd Alshammari's collection of short stories Notes on the Flesh is a raw and brave exploration of Middle Eastern life.

By Hananah Zaheer

Culture 20 May 2018

Balqis Al Rashed / "I find labels to be limiting"

The self and the perception of the self, art and the artists, criticism and conversation, Balqis Al Rashed is a Saudi woman with something to say.

By Maán Jalal

Culture 16 May 2018

Celebrating the Life of author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik

Translator and writer Hisham Fahmy recalls how reading the works of famed author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik helped him find his way when he was lost.

By Hisham Fahmy

Culture 12 May 2018

I volunteered to help refugees in Greece and nothing could have prepared me for the reality

This is a story of how make up became a voiceless symbol of resistance and protest.

By Shahd Amin

Culture 30 April 2018

Salt Houses / Book Review

World politics is the backdrop of this epic novel while understanding family dynamics is at it's heart. Have you read Salt Houses by Hala Alyan yet?

By Tima Alhaddad

Culture 24 April 2018

Dima Wannous / "Contemporary Arabic literature is going through a new creative experience"

Dima Wanness discusses the fear of fear in her IPAF nominated novel The Frightened Ones.

By Maan Jalal / Translation: Ennis Jalal

Culture 23 April 2018

Ahmed Amer / “Arabs make fun of themselves all the time but people in the West don’t see this”

Egyptian director Ahmed Amer explores the history of intimacy in Egyptian Cinema in his mockumentary Kiss Me Not.

By Ali Sabti

Culture 18 April 2018

The Letter / Short Story / Hanah Bakri

A man, a woman, the other woman and the universal truth. If a letter could speak, what would it say? Read Hanah Bakeri's dark, hilarious and poignant short story.

By Hanah Bakri

Culture 18 April 2018

The Orientalist Effect

With Sotheby’s Orientalist Sale featuring their largest ever offering we look at the art movement, its collectors, its influence on the perception on Arab and of course the art itself.

By Maan Jalal

Culture 10 April 2018

Celebrating Omar Sharif

On his birthday, we find out there’s so much more to the screen legend than we thought we knew.

By Salwa Adaris

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