#QATARILITMONTH: Contemporary Qatari Literature: Fiction from an Urban Desert

You can learn a lot about a nation’s history, culture and aspirations by reading its literature. A number of Qatari authors have made their work available in the English language, making it easy for a global audience to read the country’s historical fiction, magical fantasy and folk tales. Qatari author Abdulaziz Al-Mahmoud’s writing depicts the … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Contemporary Qatari Literature: Fiction from an Urban Desert

#QATARILITMONTH: The Heritage Library at Qatar National Library

Treasures of the Arabic and Islamic Worlds at Qatar National Library The Heritage Library’s location at the heart of Qatar National Library reflects its important role as the guardian of the nation’s history and heritage. The extensive collection of heritage and historical materials traces scientific, artistic, social and economic development throughout the Arab and Islamic worlds. It also highlights the … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: The Heritage Library at Qatar National Library

#QATARILITMONTH:The Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art Destination for Art, Knowledge and Architecture The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) is a landmark of Qatar. The museum opened its door for visitors on November 2008 (Alarabiya, 2008). The museum's significance to Qatar can be understood through knowing that it was designed by the architect I.M. Pei, who also … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH:The Museum of Islamic Art

#QATARILITMONTH:Souk Waqif

Souk Waqif: Once Upon a Time Maher Atter- Photographer  Mohamed Ali Abdullah- Text and Drawings  Souk Waqif: Where past and present reside side-by-side  A walk through the labyrinth-like passageways of Souk Waqif in Doha, Qatar tantalizes all of your senses.  Careening through the passageways at each turn there is a new smell.  The pungent smell of the fresh spices, the … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH:Souk Waqif

Welcome to #QatariLitMonth

The Essence of Qatar Al Zubara Fort I am thrilled to start with you this month’s journey where you will take a glimpse of the nation of Qatar. I have been invited to be the guest editor for July to share with you stories from my beloved country. For those who don’t know much about … Continue reading Welcome to #QatariLitMonth