Alex Atack

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In the 1930s, the architect Nasri Khattar tried to completely overhaul the Arabic script – singlehandedly. For the next 47 years, he worked day and night to implement his writing system, Unified Arabic. Ultimately, he failed. This is his story.

Co-produced with Jahd Khalil. Editorial support from Hebah Fisher, Dana Ballout and Bella Ibrahim. Fact-checking by Zeina Dowidar. Sound design by me.