Akhbar Al-Adab

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Akhbar Al Adab
Yehia Dessouki News Akhbar Al Adab 20100226.jpg
February 2010 issue
Editor-in-chief Magdi Afifi
Categories Literary magazine
Frequency Weekly
Publisher Akhbar Al Yawm
Year founded 1993; 24 years ago (1993)
Country Egypt
Language Arabic

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[edit]

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 publishing by Akhbar Al Yawm publishing house on Sundays.[4][5][6] The company also publishes Al Akhbar newspaper.[7]

From its foundation 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 the removal of him 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]

Palestinian author Fadwa Al Qasem published her short stories in the magazine.[11]

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.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Egyptian Figures". SIS. 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. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Nadia Ahmed (1 August 2013). "Akhbar al Adab". Mada Masr. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Akhbar Al Adab IA Media Service. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  6. ^ Andrew Hammond (2005). Pop Culture Arab World!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle. ABC-CLIO. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-85109-449-3. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Joel Beinin; Frédéric Vairel (21 August 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. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  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. ^ Nedim Gursel; Ghamal al-Ghitani; Fadwa Al-Qasem; Ala Hlehel; Hassan Blasim; Yousef al-Mohaimeed; Elias Farkouh; Nabil Sulayman; Joumana Haddad; Yitzkah Laor (4 December 2013). Madinah: City Stories from the Middle East. Comma Press. p. 110. GGKEY:TJQ3PCYQFQA. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Egyptian Writer Acquitted of Violating Public Morals

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