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Arabic Calligraphy: Man vs. Machine?

Arabic Calligraphy: Man vs. Machine?

Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat—There has been much debate recently among Saudi scribes over the role modern technology is playing in the centuries-old art of Arabic calligraphy. Some artists see modern technology as their sworn enemy and a tool for the destruction and...
The Arabic Novel and La Francophonie

The Arabic Novel and La Francophonie

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—In considering the role of the Arabic novel in the West, it is important to remember both that not all Western countries are English-speaking; most notably, North Africa has longstanding cultural and linguistic ties with France, as well as a...