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Book Club: Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019, Voices of the Lost, is celebrated Lebanese writer Hoda Barakat's latest must-read novel.

As the world celebrates Arabic Language Day, its 390 million speakers are becoming an important market for the growing popularity of audiobooks.

Turkish writer accused of sexual harassment dies by suicide

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Turkish writer accused of sexual harassment dies by suicide

A number of Turkish authors have been accused of sexual assault and harassment in recent days.

Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

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Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

Award-winning writer Neil Gaiman said the world should remember that refugees are ordinary people dealing with upheaval.

Displaced Syria teen recreates lost family home

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Displaced Syria teen recreates lost family home

Syria's war forced the Diab family to flee their village, but when 19-year-old Wissam moved into a tent in northwestern Syria he decided to ...

Aisha Yusuff

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Book Club: Emad Mirmotahari's comprehensive study of Islam in Eastern African fiction reimagines the region's multi-ethnic and multi-religious history.

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian novelist Huzama Habayeb on literature, memory and displacement

The New Arab Meets: Huzama Habayeb, an award-winning Palestinian novelist who explores the relationship between exile and nostalgia in her ...

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Freedom of speech and the exceptional case of Palestine

Comment: Too many 'progressives' are unwilling to extend their anti-racist and anti-colonial values to support for Palestine, writes Randa ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus will inspire generation of writers, says Lebanese novelist

Jabbour Douihy, who has twice been shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, believes coronavirus will become part of 'the ...

Books by Muslim authors every child should be reading

Narjas Zatat

Books by Muslim authors every child should be reading

From teenage novels to stories for younger readers, here are a few books by Muslim authors children should be reading right now.

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories ...

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Book Club: Nadia Yaqub's Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution delves into the political dynamics of Palestinian film.

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Sumaiyya Naseem

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Book Club: Mama Hissa's Mice is a story where the personal aligns with the political, making this a timely and important novel.

Renowned Turkish novelist acquitted in terror trial

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Renowned Turkish novelist acquitted in terror trial

The Istanbul court acquitted Asli Erdogan, who is living in exile in Germany, of charges membership of an armed terror organisation, disrupting ...

My Life in Jihad, from Algeria to Afghanistan

Sadek Hamid

My Life in Jihad, from Algeria to Afghanistan

Book Club: Abdullah Anas and Tam Hussein's To the Mountains: My Life in Jihad, from Algeria to Afghanistan is a valuable resource in ...

Sarah Shaffi

Grief, guilt and sisterly bonds: A Pure Heart

Book Club: Stories about sisters are all the rage these days, and this very relationship is what is explored by Rajia Hassib in her new novel A Pure Heart.

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

The New Arab

Erdogan attacks Nobel committee over 'Bosnia genocide denier' award

Peter Handke, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is widely accused of denying the Bosnian genocide.

Sarah Shaffi

Fatima Bhutto's New Kings of the World

Book Club: Fatima Bhutto's New Kings of the World is an astute, informative and addictive look at the globalisation of pop culture.

Kia Abdullah: Breaking boundaries in publishing

Sami Rahman

Kia Abdullah: Breaking boundaries in publishing

Book Club: Take it Back, Kia Abdullah's third novel, deals with a range of complex and controversial issues like Islamophobia and the #MeToo ...

Charlie Hoyle

Thomas Cook and the rise of Britain's colonial empire

Despite being synonymous with affordable package holidays, the Thomas Cook travel company, which collapsed this week, was once at the forefront ...

Iranian musician leads Middle Eastern 'peace album' collaboration

Florence Dixon

Iranian musician leads Middle Eastern 'peace album' collaboration

'My one only weapon to fight for freedom is by making music': The New Arab Meets: Mehdi Rajabian who has made an album taking a stand against ...

In memoriam: Ghassan Kanafani, Palestinian novelist and political activist

The New Arab

In memoriam: Ghassan Kanafani, Palestinian novelist and political activist

Culture: Ghassan Kanafani was a prolific writer and an activist. If his life hadn't been cut short in an Israeli assassination, he would have ...

Thirteen Months of Sunrise: Rich portrayal of contemporary Sudan

Karsen Breanne

Thirteen Months of Sunrise: Rich portrayal of contemporary Sudan

Book Club: Everyone has their own story that adds value to a community in Rania Mamnoun's novel, depicting the different everyday experiences ...

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