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.



Big Laleh, Little Laleh—memoir by Shokouh Moghimi

Who knows what drives anyone mad? For a sister who loves her big sister and emulates her, the mystery will perhaps never be resolved.


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15 Aug 2022 •

“Fatima and The Handsome Jew”—Excerpt from Ali Al-Muqri’s Novel

In "The Handsome Jew" the novelist from Yemen recounts a powerful yet tragic tale of forbidden love.

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15 Aug 2022 •

Attack on Salman Rushdie is Shocking Tip of the Iceberg

An attack on one writer anywhere is an attack on freedom of expression everywhere.

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