On the Use of English in Arab(ic) Music

Ahdaf Soueif once said that “the use of English by Arab authors is expanding at a faster rate than the use of French." I haven't seen any empirical evidence for this, but it seems likely -- or if not exactly faster than French, than at least at an equal rate. Watching 47soul’s recent release “Raf Etair” … Continue reading On the Use of English in Arab(ic) Music

Arab Women Writers (in English)

An old, updated list of works of fiction (and some non-fiction) in English by Arab (sometimes identified by others, sometimes self-identified) women writers. Useful books: Abdelrazek, Amal Talaat. Contemporary Arab American Women Writers: Hyphenated Identities and Border Crossings. Cambria Press. Print. Amireh, Amal, och Lisa Suhair Majaj. Going global: the transnational reception of Third World … Continue reading Arab Women Writers (in English)