Karoline Kamel captures the enchantment of Egypt's flea markets where a nostalgic encounter with a Barbie doll fulfilled a childhood longing.
In a dystopian world, thanks to AI, people no longer die because they can be upgraded to better and more functional forms.
Rana Asfour talks to Syrian-born and raised qanunist Maya Youssef, who now lives and teaches in the UK.
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Rana Asfour reviews a collection of stories from writer and educator Zein El-Amine, who was born and raised in Lebanon.
Rana Asfour talks to an Emirati about her ideas and development as an artist.
Egyptian writer Ahmed Awny divigates between fiction and reality in this decentering short story.
Rana Asfour reviews the third novel from Dutch Iraqi writer Rodaan Al Galidi.
The Markaz Review presents Libya's Mohammed al-Naas in these exclusive excerpts translated by Rana Asfour.
A solitary bachelor, seeking success as a writer, wonders what he has to do in contemporary Cairo to get ahead.
Rana Asfour reviews Mai Al-Nakib's debut novel, in which the protagonist always thought she would leave her country.
Rana Asfour reviews the Booker Prize-nominated novel by Nadifa Mohamed based on the true story of a wrongly-convicted Somali in 1950s Cardiff.
In this excerpt of the banned Jordanian novel "Laila," introduced by Rana Asfour and translated by Hajer Almosleh, readers get a sense of Fadi Zaghmout's prose and purpose.
Former prisoner and Egyptian writer in exile Ahmed Naji contemplates what it means to be a "brown writer" in exile in America.
Rana Asfour provides an intimate look at two new Arab novels in translation, from Lebanese and Syrian authors.
BookFabulous' Rana Asfour delivers capsule reviews of three recent North African novels from Libya and Morocco.
Rana Asfour reviews a documentary by Nezar Andary on the Syrian auteur filmmaker, Muhammad Malas.
The Punishment is a first-person account from an author who considers writers to be "witnesses of history."