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London Middle East Institute

The Middle East in London Magazine

The Middle East in London is a bimonthly magazine published by the London Middle East Institute. Each issue is organised around a central theme related to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and the variety of themes is constantly growing. From issues focussing on particular countries (Iraq, Turkey, Palestine) to those spotlighting topics such as oil, contemporary art, the environment and minorities, the magazine endeavours to offer its readers articles that are thought-provoking and fresh; it is not a news publication. The works of contemporary Middle Eastern artists are often featured on the cover and inside the magazine, familiarising readers with MENA’s art scene and adding additional layers of depth to issue themes and individual articles.

Reviews of books, events, films, restaurants, etc. related to the Middle East can also be found inside the pages of The Middle East in London, along with a comprehensive guide to events pertaining to MENA happening in and around London.

Current Issue

December 2018 - January 2019

The Novel in the Arab World


(December 2018–January 2019)

The Arabic novel ♦ The novel is the number one Arab literary genre ♦ Prose: the modern chronicle of the Arabs ♦ The Iraqi novel emerges from the womb of disaster ♦ The environmental ethics of the Libyan novel ♦ Season of migration to the novel ♦ The prize-winning Arabic novel ♦ The Arabic novel in the Digital Age ♦ Arabic novels in translation ♦ Photo competition results ♦ PLUS Reviews and events in London