The Markaz Review is a literary arts publication and cultural institution that curates content and programs on the greater Middle East and our communities in diaspora. The Markaz signifies “the center” in Arabic, as well as Persian, Turkish, Hebrew and Urdu.



“What Are You Doing in Berlin?”—a short story by Ahmed Awny

Egyptian writer Ahmed Awny divigates between fiction and reality in this decentering short story.


TMR Weekly

19 Sep 2022 •

Vocalist Samira Brahmia Bridges France and Algeria with Love

For her 11th TMR music column, Melissa Chemam interviews the Algerian-French diva Samira Brahmia.

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19 Sep 2022 •

Muslims in the Americas—a review of “Praying to the West”

Francisco Letelier, a non-Muslim, reviews Omar Mouallem's "Praying to the West" from the outside looking in.

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