Exploring arts and culture in the Arab world


The Arab Review is an independent online journal exploring the contemporary Middle East through the culture and art of its people. So much of the coverage of the Arab world is shaped by current affairs and political controversy, often sensationalised by western media outlets.

The Arab Review offers an alternative narrative to that of the mainstream media;         a narrative written and voiced by the people who live it.


“History is made by men and women, just as it can also be unmade and rewritten, always with various silence and elisions, always with shapes imposed and disfigurements tolerated.”  Edward W. Said

There are myriad facets to Arab culture that remain largely ignored by the West, The Arab Review seeks to redress this balance and go beyond the headlines to shine a light on the complex and nuanced voices of the Middle East.


The Arab Review is a serious publication seeking to open the debate on the Arab world through informed commentary and analysis, in the style of the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement.

We accept written submissions of reviews and essays about the Middle East, up to a maximum of 1,000 words.

Contact editors[at]thearabreview[dot]org for more information. Our full submission guidelines can be found here.

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