Added on 11/09/2013
Abd al-Quddus , Ahlam Mostaghanemi , Arab people , Arabic literature , Egypt , Entertainment/Culture , Ibrahim Aslan , Literature , Maqama , Naguib Mahfouz , Richard Jacquemond , Tawfiq al-Hakim
M. LYNX-QUALEY: I confess – I read from both sides of the so-called ‘great divide’ in Egyptian literature. Should we even talk in these terms anymore?
Added on 02/07/2012
Bahaa Taher , Culture Minister , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Gaber Asfour , Gamal al-Ghitani , Gamal El-Ghitani , Ibrahim Aslan , Literature , Mary Mourad , Mohamed Salmawy , Mohammed Morsi , Mubarak , Nile , Poet , President , The Yacoubian Building
M. LYNX-QUALEY: At the unveiling of Egypt’s most prestigious cultural awards there was a pervasive feeling of fear at what’s to come
Added on 19/05/2012
Beirut , Cairo , Censorship , Chicago , Egypt , Galal Amin , Gamal El-Ghitani , Gulf Cooperative Council , Ibrahim Abdel Meguid , Ibrahim Aslan , Ibrahim Farghali , Khairy Shalaby , Kuwait , Kuwait Times , Libya , Literature , Middle East , Ministry of Information , Tunisia
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Kuwait always features highly in lists of press freedom in the Arab world but it keeps a tight rein on literature
Added on 09/01/2012
Anton Chekhov , Cairo , Egypt , Elliott Colla , Ibrahim Aslan , Literature , Nile , Poet , Tanta , Twitter
M. LYNX-QUALEY: He wrote about everyday lives filled with frustration and dead-ends but leavened by laughter. Farewell, Ibrahim, we’ll miss you
Added on 28/09/2011
Abu Dhabi , Arabic , AUC Press , British Council , Cairo , Denys Johnson-Davies , Egypt , Egyptian Book Organization , Egyptian government , Elias Khoury , Humphrey Davies , Ibrahim Aslan , Israel , Literature , Mahmoud Darwish , Mediterranean , Middle East , Orhan Pamuk , Turkey , Turkish government , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Unlike most Western governments there is little appetite among any Arab government for the translation and promotion of literature. It’s a great shame.
Added on 19/07/2011
Al-Hayat , Beirut , Cairo , Facebook , Hanan al-Shaykh , Ibrahim Aslan , Journalist , Kindle , Lebanon , Literature , London , Middle East , Morocco , Muslim Brotherhood , Peter Theroux , Raja Alem , Riyadh , School of Oriental and African Studies , Social Media , The Maghreb , The Yacoubian Building , Twitter
M. LYNX-QUALEY: In a wide-ranging discussion at the Shubbak festival Hassan Daoud, the Lebanese novelist and journalist, had much to say…
Added on 21/04/2011
Al Ahram Weekly , Alexandria , Arabian Gulf , AUC Press , Bahaa Taher , Bahrain , Beirut , Cairo , Catherine Cobham , Christina Phillips , Columbia University , Denys Johnson-Davies , Editor-in-Chief , Edward Said , Egypt , Elias Khoury , Emile Habibi , Gamal al-Ghitani , Ghassan Kanafani , Google+ , Haifa , Hanan al-Shaykh , Hassan Nasrallah , Humphrey Davies , Ibrahim Abdel Meguid , Ibrahim al-Koni , Ibrahim Aslan , Ibrahim Jabra , Indiana University , Iraq , Islah party , Italy , Khairy Shalaby , Kuwait , Literature , Minister of Information , Morocco , Mourid Barghouti , Naguib Mahfouz , Novelist , Paris , Peter Theroux , Qatar , Radwa Ashour , Rashad Abu Shawar , Salwa Bakr , Samia Mehrez , Shakir Mustafa , Syracuse University , Syria , Tawfiq al-Hakim , United Kingdom , William Hutchins , Yemen Times , Yusuf Idris
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The Arab Writers Union has listed the Top 100 Arabic novels. Puzzling, annoying, lists such as this are nevertheless fun.