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.

TMR 22 STORIES

Centerpiece

Hanif Kureishi: “Asha and Haaji”

The author of the story collection "Love in a Blue Time" and the novels "Intimacy" and "The Last Word" weaves a dystopian tale of love and literature.

Centerpiece

TMR Weekly

27 Jun 2022 •

Leaving One’s Country in Mai Al-Nakib’s “An Unlasting Home”

Rana Asfour reviews Mai Al-Nakib's debut novel, in which the protagonist always thought she would leave her country.

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27 Jun 2022 •

Why I left Lebanon and Became a Transitional Citizen

More Lebanese live abroad than at home, and the exodus continues. Some have the option to leave, others cannot.

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