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MEDiakitab association, located in Marseille, is in charge of administrating the blog. Contents are a reflection of the activities, analysis and knowledge developped by the network members.


Tales and monodramas in Beirut

The 17th edition of the festival invites the public to travel

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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” St. Augustine – the 4th century.

Is it possible to stop travelling ? Is there an end to the trip ? What would happen if the world stopped turning ?

From 15 to 20 March 2016, the House of arts [...]

The path of a storyteller in Algeria

Meeting with Djamila Hamitou

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Djamila Hamitou, who are you?

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My name probably comes from the tribe of Hamadiths, one of the first Arab arrived in Algeria. In defeat, facing the Berbers led by Kahina, a part of the tribe descended to the south, another settled in Kabylia, it is the [...]

PriMed : the meeting place for Mediterranean documentary filmmakers

Averroes Junior 2015 ends with the students’ awards


CMCA and PriMed

Biyouna, patron of PriMed 2015 © MEDiaKitab LD

CMCA organized the priMED awards, on Friday, December 11, 2015. Documentary filmmakers have been rewarded for the originality, creativity, and courage of their work on or from the Mediterranean region. CMCA, which is the Mediterranean Audiovisual and Communication Centre based in Marseille, was [...]

Cairo Comix gathers Arabic comic artists

Arabic alternative comics bubble with creativity

Festival Cairo Comix

From 30 Septembre to 2 October 2015, the first international Arabic comic forum in Cairo honored Arabic comics. Cairo Comix festival was organized by a collective of comic artists, in partnership with the French Institute in Egypt gathered around twenty  comic artists and writers from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco. Researchers, like Mathilde Chèvre, from [...]

Laban and Jam or how my mother became Lebanese

Alifbata association publishes Lena Merhej comics in French


Welcome to the world of Lena Merhej, and her main protagonist : her mother, in the book that has just been published in French !

In the autobiographical story, the Lebanese artist reveals the trajectory of a German woman who settled in Lebanon in the 1960’s, an active and thoughtful physician, a mother raising a large family, [...]

Oran story telling festival : 10 years of meetings on the art of storytelling

Kan ya makan… words and stories to bewitch the city

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Oran storytelling festival was founded in 2006 by « the litle reader of Oran » and celebrate 10 years old in 2016. An opportunity to gather the main characters and to step back and think about the meaning and the future orientation.

A varied program : stories from here and there, in the old and new days

Every [...]

Pictures, youth and societies in the Mediterranean and Arabic worlds

January 14 and 15, 2016 symposium


How do we tell stories to those who cannot (yet) read words ?

How can we read an image ?

How can we write the world, through image ?

The symposium invites participants to question contemporary narrative images in Arabic and Mediterranean worlds. Narrative images are understood as a still image that represents the [...]

In Oran, a peace told from childhood

The « Little Reader » organizes the 9th edition of the stories Festival

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In 2014 « The little reader » had celebrated the diversity of stories that are told around the world with a Festival  dealing with « stories at the crossroads of cultures ». In 2015, the 9th edition of the Festival is emphasizing peace. As in 2014, most story tellers come from Mediterranean countries, and some of them come from [...]

Cultural action in underprivileged areas

Profesional meeting for ideas and practices exchange in Marseille

Tariq el-Jdideh

Upon request of ASSABIL association, a meeting takes place in Marseille from 7 to 10 April 2015, within the framework of cooperation between the cities of Marseille and Beyrouth, and in partnership with MEDiaKitab association. Professionals in the field of culture are coming from different countries in the Mediterranean area and from Brazil to reflect [...]

“Je suis Ibn Rùshd”, in Beyrouth

Third Multaka Ibn Rùshd in Beyrouth, March 2015

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On 30 and 31 of March 2015 takes place a third edition of Averroes meetings in Beyrouth. Moultaka Ibn Ruchd were initiated in Beyrouth in 2012,  inspired by Averroes meetings in Marseille. The idea is to analyse social facts to understand better the Lebanese society, and more widely the Mediterranean area. During his lifetime, Averroes [...]