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Awlad al-Nas (literally Children of the People) offers insight into Egyptians’ lives during the Mamluk period (1250–1517), which played a key role in Egypt’s history.
A preview of literary works of Arabic forthcoming in English translation in 2021.
We look back at a few of the most widely read features and biggest ArabLit moments of 2020.
A look back at a few authors, screenwriters, and publishers who left us in 2020.
Renowned Syrian director, actor, screenwriter, and author Hatem Ali died of a heart attack on Tuesday at the age of 58.
"In the last century, the oud has greatly contributed to the reformulation of the relationship between poetry and music."
"A Portrait of the Void is a novel to be expected on Arabic prize lists next year. Meantime, Alfagih answers a few questions about what brought him to writing this novel, the surprises from his research, and who should play Fibonacci in the film."
They write that ArtsEverywhere compensates writers and artists "generously and above market average."
With her debut novel, Tunisian author and translator Fathia Debech won a prestigious Katara Prize for the Arabic Novel.
It is the ArabLit tradition to share a curated list of poems on Christmas Day.
" I will never look at rain the same way I used to; the author talks about it as if it were a living being with a will, attacking the earth, and how it has an effect on the streets."