Here Is a List of Classical Movies That You Didn’t Know Were Novels

Here Is a List of Classical Movies That You Didn’t Know Were Novels

By: Abd El-Rahman Omar

Let us all agree that there is a genuine and natural difference between the literary text and the cinematic text. Indeed, the viewer who is searching for the complex details of the novel within the film, may or may not find them.     Given that the relationship between literature and cinema is eternal, it […]

13 Arabic Novels That Are Perfect Beach Reads

13 Arabic Novels That Are Perfect Beach Reads

by Abdelrahman Omar

When was the last time you read a novel? Novels open our minds’ doors. They allow us to live a lifetime and travel the world, without having to leave the comfort of our own bedrooms. A good novel can tease your imagination, can place you within its characters’ shoes, and can push you to visit […]

6 TV Shows You Probably Didn’t Know Were Book Adaptations

6 TV Shows You Probably Didn’t Know Were Book Adaptations

by Abdelrahman Mohamed

These days, studios are increasingly looking to turn popular novels by Arab authors in TV shows. It has been happening for some time now, quite regularly, that many people might not even know these TV shows they love to watch are actually based on novels.     I Will Not Live in the Shadow of […]

Ways on How to Pay Less When Buying Books in Cairo

Ways on How to Pay Less When Buying Books in Cairo

With the devaluation of the Egyptian pound against the US dollar, it’s been very difficult to find an original book with two digits on the price tag. I’m an avid book reader, I love books. I love how they smell, I love how they can take you to another world and make you forget about […]

Egypt Might Not Remove Jan 25 and June 30 Revolutions From History Curriculum

Egypt Might Not Remove Jan 25 and June 30 Revolutions From History Curriculum

  According to the state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram last month, Egypt’s Ministry of Education announced that mass protests that took place on January 25 and June 30 will be removed from the high school curriculum. The omission was meant to be implemented starting 2017/2018, after the history exam included the question, “What if El-Sisi never gave […]

7 Books You Should Read When You’re Going Through a Breakup

7 Books You Should Read When You’re Going Through a Breakup

by Rana Awadalla

Books have the power to heal almost anything. Books give advice, experience and knowledge, they do not judge, you may be surprised by how much easier it becomes to overcome difficulties with a good book and a cup of tea.   Books are silent. They do not interrupt you; they do not impose their views. […]

7 Books You Absolutely Need to to Read This Summer

7 Books You Absolutely Need to to Read This Summer

by Rana Awadalla

If sitting under an umbrella in the sun and catching up on the list of bestsellers is on your to do list then this list is for you.   In planning to spend time soaking up sun rays at the beach this summer in Egypt’s North Coast, Jordan’s Dead Sea or Lebanon’s Bonita Bay, you […]

15 YA Books Every Arab Needs to Add to Their Reading List

15 YA Books Every Arab Needs to Add to Their Reading List

We live in the golden age of young-adult (commonly known as YA) literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of all ages. In the likes of Harry Potter and Hannah Baker, they’ve produced characters and conceits that have become the currency of our pop-culture discourse—and inspired some of our best […]

Parliament Member Wages War Against Egypt’s Censorship Authority

Parliament Member Wages War Against Egypt’s Censorship Authority

  Nadia Henry, a member of the Egyptian Parliament, just fought for the rights to write and publish freely. Henry believes that writers and publishers should not be attacked or punished by the law for “indecency.”   Egypt’s censorship authority has been banning and limiting a great number of Egypt’s writers and artists across different mediums […]

18 Beautiful Arabic Quotes to Read When You’re Feeling Lost

18 Beautiful Arabic Quotes to Read When You’re Feeling Lost

by Careen Bablli

If you’re a bookworm like me, you’ll understand how powerful can quotes be sometimes. Quotes can make you feel emotions you’ve never thought you could feel. Here are some of my favorite quotes by Arab figures, authors and artists that’ll be there for you when you need someone.       “If you love somebody, […]

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