Arts & Culture

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes

The Swedish Academy names two winners after a scandal forced the 2018 prize to be postponed.

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes

Al Jazeera World

The Love of Books: The Brave Librarians of Sarajevo

In the midst of war, library staff in Sarajevo risked their lives to rescue over 10,000 precious books and manuscripts.

Witness

Daraya: A Library Under Bombs in Syria

A group of young men decide to build a secret library collecting books from their war-torn neighbourhood in Syria.

Sudan

The Sudanese librarian who provides books to protesters

An open-air library set up by Abdirahman Moalim at the sit-in site in Khartoum has become a hit with protesters.

The Sudanese librarian who provides books to protesters

Books

For the love of books: Mobile libraries around the world

This World Book Day, we meet the people behind mobile libraries serving communities from Nigeria to the Netherlands.

For the love of books: Mobile libraries around the world

Witness

Reading North: Books in the Arctic

Oula has run a mobile library in the Nordic Arctic for 40 years, but as retirement looms the bus' future is uncertain.

101 East

Hong Kong's Missing Booksellers

Five Hong Kong booksellers vanish, only to resurface in China. How and why did they get there?

Sweden

Somali children's magazine aims to boost integration

In effort to foster integration, Carruurteenna will feature role models and traditional Somali stories.

Somali children's magazine launched in Sweden

Opinion

Why banning Arab authors from US is censorship

Excluding important Arab writers from the literary dialogue also punishes US readers.

Marcia Lynx Qualey

by Marcia Lynx Qualey

Marcia Lynx Qualey

Opinion

On books and their destiny

Are older books non-functional relics - merely sights to behold?

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi