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Akhbar Al-Adab

Akhbar Al-Adab
February 2010 issue
Editor-in-chiefMagdi Afifi
CategoriesLiterary magazine
PublisherAkhbar Al Yawm
Founded1993; 31 years ago (1993)
Based inCairo

Akhbar Al Adab (Arabic: أخبار الأدب; Cultural News in English)[1] is an Arabic weekly literary magazine which is published by state-run Akhbar Al Yawm publishing house.

History and profile

Akhbar Al Adab was established by Gamal Al-Ghitani in 1993 as a platform for Egyptian and Arab literary production.[2][3] Since then it has been published by Akhbar Al Yawm publishing house on Sundays.[4][5] The company also publishes Al Akhbar newspaper.[6] The headquarters is in Cairo.[7]

The magazine features articles on literary work as well as interviews.[7]

From its creation in 1993 to January 2011 Gamal Al-Ghitani served as the editor-in-chief of the magazine and he was replaced by Mustafa Abdullah in the post.[8][9] However, the journalists of the magazine demanded his removal as the editor-in-chief.[9] In May 2011, Abla al-Roweiny was chosen by the journalists as the editor-in-chief of the weekly.[2][9] In August 2013 Magdi Afifi was appointed editor-in-chief.[4][10]

Editor-in-chief Tarek el-Taher and author Ahmed Naji were acquitted on 2 January 2016 on charges they had published indecent material in Naji's novel, The Use of Life, which Akhbar Al-Adab published in August 2014.[11]

Yasser Abdel Hafez and Hassan Abdel Mawgoud are among the contributors.[7] Palestinian author Fadwa Al Qasem published her short stories in the magazine.[12]

See also


  1. ^ "Egyptian Figures". SIS. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b Lina Attalah (2 June 2011). "A new Akhbar al Adab". Egypt Independent. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Media Landscape". Menassat. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  4. ^ a b Nadia Ahmed (1 August 2013). "Akhbar al Adab". Mada Masr. Archived from the original on 9 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  5. ^ Andrew Hammond (2005). Pop Culture Arab World!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle. ABC-CLIO. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-85109-449-3.
  6. ^ Joel Beinin; Frédéric Vairel (2013). Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa: Second Edition. Stanford University Press. p. 268. ISBN 978-0-8047-8569-3.
  7. ^ a b c Nancy Linthicum (2017). "The Cultural Newspaper "Akhbar al-Adab" and the Making of Egypt's "Nineties Generation"". Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics. 37: 229–261. JSTOR 26191820.
  8. ^ Safaa Abdoun; Marwa Al A’asar (18 January 2011). "Shoura Council reshuffles editors of state papers, magazines". Daily News Egypt. Cairo. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  9. ^ a b c "Akhbar al-Adab Strike Succeeds". Arabic Literature. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  10. ^ Mohammed Saad (15 August 2012). "Politics of new editor at Egypt's prestigious literarature news worries journalists". Ahram Online. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  11. ^ "People, Places, Crisis, Conflict, Culture, Change, Analysis and Trends". ABC News. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  12. ^ Nedim Gursel; Ghamal al-Ghitani; Fadwa Al-Qasem; Ala Hlehel; Hassan Blasim; Yousef al-Mohaimeed; Elias Farkouh; Nabil Sulayman; Joumana Haddad; Yitzkah Laor (2013). Madinah: City Stories from the Middle East. Comma Press. p. 110. GGKEY:TJQ3PCYQFQA.
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