Added on 02/01/2014
Adunis , Arabic culture , Arabic language , Arabic literature , Boulos , Christopher Tingley , Hassan Blasim , Human Interest , Ibrahim , Jurji Zaydan , Mahmoud Darwish , Sonallah Ibrahim
M. LYNX-QUALEY: ‘There’s far too much to choose from. Where do I start is?’ a common complaint. So here are a few primers.
Added on 11/11/2013
Adam Talib , Ali , Arabic language , Arabic literature , author , Culture , Entertainment/Culture , Holocaust denial , Khairy Shalaby , Languages of Africa , Languages of Asia , Mekkawi Said , Novel
M. LYNX-QUALEY: If you’re looking to communicate with an audience that is, let’s call it, less sympathetic to your views how should you go about it?
Added on 29/09/2013
Amira Hanafi , Arabic language , Asia , Central Semitic languages , Egyptian Arabic , Egyptian language , Languages of Africa , Languages of Asia , Languages of Egypt , Poet
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Amira Hanafi, an Egyptian-American poet, is about to embark on a novel initiative inspired by her experiences in Tahrir Square during 25th January revolution
Added on 23/07/2013
Arabic language , Asia , Entertainment/Culture , Fertile Crescent , Languages of Africa , Languages of Asia , Novelist , Palestinian people , Selma Dabbagh , writer
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Unlike, say South American writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Arab writers appear to be defined by their geography and politics
Added on 22/07/2013
Arab culture , Arab people , Arabic language , Asharq Al-Awsat , Asia , Elliott Colla , Entertainment/Culture , Georgetown University , Languages of Africa , Languages of Asia , Riyadh , Tariq Alhomayed
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Selling Arabic literature, in translation, to a U.S audience is particularly challenging
Added on 16/06/2013
Ahlam Mosteghanemi , Algerian people , Arabic language , Arabic literature , Culture , Edoardo Sonzogno , Entertainment/Culture , Francesca Prevedello , Italy , Languages of Africa , Languages of Asia , Naguib Mahfouz , The Yacoubian Building , Year of birth missing
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Diving in the Red Sea is not the only pleasure from this region that is proving appealing to Italians. There is a growing interest in its literature.
Added on 16/04/2013
Arabic language , Arabic languages , Central Semitic languages , Languages of Africa , Languages of Asia , Languages of Libya , Languages of Sudan , Modern Standard Arabic , Quran , Religion/Belief , Saudi Gazette , Uzbeki Arabic , Varieties of Arabic
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Complaining about the changes that affect language is as pointless as complaining about the time the sun rises. It’s ultimately pointless.
Added on 14/04/2013
Arabic language , Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing , Doha , Lana Shamma , Languages of Africa , Qatar , Reading , Shamma , Technology/Internet
M. LYNX-QUALEY: A new initiative is designed to encourage teens and young adults, a notoriously unreceptive group, to discover the joy of reading.
Added on 27/03/2013
Arabic , Arabic alphabet , Arabic language , Culture , Languages of Asia , Noura Noman , Science fiction , SF
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Noura Noman is delighted that her sci-fi novel in Arabic is appealing to primarily teenage audience starved of popular literature in their language