By Nicola Missaglia After the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, many different actors – political and military; Islamist and not; tribal, local, domestic, foreign and transnational – are competing with one another for power and hegemony in...
By Libya Herald reporter The National Council on U.S.-Libya Relations (NCUSLR) recently completed a visit to eastern Libya and...Read More
Armed groups, some affiliated with rival governments vying for legitimacy and territorial control, detained, tortured, “disappeared,” and unlawfully killed people with impunity in Libya during 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its...
Review by: Mohammed Basyoni Abdulhaleem The circumstances that Muslim majority countries, in the Middle East, in particular, have revealed a sort of “Islamic exceptionalism” as the experience of Islam is different from that of...
By Dr. Ahmad Issa Faraj On July 14, 2106, during the World Heritage Committee meetings held in Istanbul, Turkey, Libyans received the news of placing five World Heritage sites in Libya on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
By Hesham Shafick Literature on revolution typically highlights the double-edged consequences of overthrowing established tyrannies.
By Carolyn Stauffer “Fire is catching. And if we burn, then you burn with us.” Katniss Everdeen brandishes this impassioned and defiant threat in the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1.
By Michael Jansen Under the Copper Covers is both a cookbook with a story and a story of a cookbook. Published by Rimal Press and on display at its stand at the Sharjah International Book Fair.
By Book World Reviewers In our annual survey of the best books, you’ll find 10 that we think are exceptionally rewarding and 100 notable titles that you shouldn’t miss.
By: Richard Falk This feature on Libya is an extract from Richard Falk’s latest book, Chaos and Counterrevolution: After the Arab Spring.
By Daron Acemoglu & James A. Robinson Summary: Brilliant and engagingly written,Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty...
By Duncan White In March 2012, with Gaddafi dead and Libya transformed by the Arab Spring, the novelist Hisham Matar returned to the country he had left at the age of eight to try to find out what had happened to his father.
Edited by Jason Pack Jason Pack has assembled articles by both new and well-known experts on Libya to produce a book of consistently high quality, which is not all that common in edited works.
By Edward Curtin Review of Paolo Sensini’s book, Sowing Chaos: Libya in the Wake of Humanitarian Intervention
By LORRAINE ADAMS What can a child know about totalitarianism?In Hisham Matar’s exceptional first novel, this question transcends the psychological to yield something rare in contemporary fiction:
By MICHIKO KAKUTANI Toward the end of this eloquent memoir, Hisham Matar quotes these words, spoken by Odysseus’ son Telemachus in “The Odyssey”:
By ROBYN CRESWELL “Hisham Matar is no revolutionary. As a writer, he is more interested in the mysteries of domestic life than in the abstractions of politics.”