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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

Culture 7 April 2018

Ibrahim Nasrallah / “Every kind of literature allows one to discover something new”

Novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah discusses how his IPAF nominated sci-fi fantasy novel The Second War of the Dog was influenced by the unrest in the Arab world.

By Maan Jalal / Translation: Ennis Jalal

Culture 27 March 2018

Frankenstein in Baghdad / Book Review

There is a reason why everyone is talking about Ahmed Saadawi’s Frankenstein in Baghdad – the groundbreaking novel will leave you at the intersection of a spiritual disaster.

By Maan Jalal

Culture 18 March 2018

First of its kind collection of essays by British Muslims on the hijab is on its way

Cut from the Same Cloth is an anthology intending to redirect the conversation on what it means to wear the hijab in Britain.

By Maan Jalal

Culture 14 March 2018

Get to Know Six Key Iraqi Paintings and the Modern Masters who created them

Christie’s Middle East’s forthcoming sale will feature a dozen Iraqi works from the Fadhil Chalabi Collection.

By Maán Jalal

Culture 4 March 2018

Gypsy Prince / Excerpt / Ibrahim Safie

Read an excerpt from Ibrahim Safie's novel Gypsy Prince, a story about a young man falling down the rabbit hole of his childhood.

By Ibrahiem Safie

Culture 4 March 2018

The Oscars & Arabs: A History

See a timeline of the Arabs who have been recognized by the Academy Awards and those that changed the movie industry.

By Maan Jalal

Culture 2 March 2018

It’s Just a Kiss / Short Story / Fadi Zaghmout

What happens when child becomes parent? Novelist Fadi Zaghmout's short story explores divorce, social conventions and a dysfunctional mother daughter relationship on the brink of implosion.

By Fadi Zaghmout

Culture 25 February 2018

Fabulous at Five / Memoir / Barrak Alzaid

Read an excerpt from Barrak Alzaid's memoir where make believe and reality come head to head at a weekend away at the beach.

By Barrak Alzaid

Culture 22 February 2018

Shortlisted novels for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction have been announced

Learn more about the six novels up for one of the most prestigious literary prize in the region before you order your bundle of books online.

By Maan Jalal

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