Topic: Arabic Literature

Susan Abulhawa (photo: Chase Burkett)

"The Blue Between Sky and Water" by Susan Abulhawa


Love and suffering in Gaza Panel: Rania Zaghir und Amira El-Ahl, vlnr (Foto: Goethe-Institut/Mirko Lux)

The Arab world

(Not) an unlimited book market?

The Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/G. Cohen Magen)

Mahmoud Darwish

Building bridges with Arabic poetry

The Egyptian author Gamal Al-Ghitani (photo: Imago/gezett)

Obituary: Gamal al-Ghitani

A tradition-conscious moderniser

Calligraphy at the Alhambra, Granada (photo: picture-alliance/akg-images)

Spain and Ibn Arabi′s heritage

The great master of Murcia

Lebanese author Elias Khoury (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/B. Hussein)

Book review: ″The Broken Mirrors: Sinalcol″ by Elias Khoury

A dizzying sense of displacement

Map of North Africa (photo: fotolia)

Arabic Europe

The writers fated to "represent"

The Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany in front of his home in 6th of October City near Cairo (photo: Arian Fariborz)

Alaa Al Aswany′s novel ″The Automobile Club of Egypt″

Microcosm of tyranny

The Syrian philosopher Sadiq Jalal al-Azm (photo: DW/Khaled Salameh)

Portrait of the Syrian intellectual Sadiq al-Azm

Critical philosopher and political activist

Illustration from the "Thousand and One Nights": the virgin Scheherazade tells King Shariyar stories to save her own life (photo: picture-alliance/akg-images)

Goethe′s fascination with the "Thousand and One Nights"

Mephistopheles spoke; Scheherazade beguiled

Islamic masterpiece from the Aga Khan Museum (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Aga Khan Trust for Culture)

Islamic art

Iconoclasm: the counter-narrative

Saudi women look at jewellery at a gold fair in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 March 2009 (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Book review: "Where Pigeons Don't Fly" by Yousef Al-Mohaimeed

Haunted by a suffocating society

Atef Abu Saif (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/N. Nasser)

Book review: "The Drone Eats with Me" by Atef Abu Saif

A war without distinct edges

"Share Me" by Homa Arkani (source: DW)

Book review: "Always Coca-Cola" by Alexandra Chreiteh

The agony and the allure

Taha Hussein (photo: Al Jazeera)

Taha Hussein and the democratisation of education in Egypt

The sea of knowledge