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

26 Sep 2022 •

Sudden Journeys: Israel’s Intimate Separations—Part 1

In a new three-part travel series on Israel/Palestine, Jenine Abboushi lays bare the surveillance state.

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26 Sep 2022 •

The Egyptian Revolution and “The Republic of False Truths”

Aimee Dassa Kligman reviews the latest novel from the exiled author of "The Yacoubian Building."

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