Topic: Arabic Literature

Tawfiq al-Hakim (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Book review: Tawfiq al-Hakim's "The Revolt of the Young"

A revolutionary manual for older generations

Amjad Nasser (photo: Amjad Nasser)

Amjad Nasser on the role of Arab writers in Arab society

Speaking out in societies without words

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (photo: Ullstein Bild – Roger Viollet)

Goethe and the Orient

Why did the poet's mind wander to far-off climes?

Abbas Khider (photo: imago)

Interview with the Iraqi author Abbas Khider

"German is my new language"

The Algerian writer Malek Alloula (photo: Krzysztof Zielinski)

Obituary: the Algerian writer Malek Alloula

A prophet unaccepted in his own country

Assia Djebar (photo: picture-alliance/obs)

Obituary: the Algerian author Assia Djebar

Trailblazer for her country, her gender and her continent

Ahmed Mourad (photo: Ahmed Mourad)

Book review: "Diamond Dust" by Ahmed Mourad

A dark political crime novel from Egypt

Sherif Bakr, initiator of the "Cairo Calling" programme, during a tour of the 2015 Cairo International Book Fair (photo: Amira El Ahl)

Cairo International Book Fair 2015

Navigating the jungle

Raja Alem, the only woman to win the IPAF, was joint winner in 2011 for her novel "The Dove's Necklace" (photo: DW/J. Kürten)

Women and the International Prize for Arabic Fiction

How many women does it take to win the IPAF?

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a national flag as he stands next to burning tyres during a protest in Cairo, 30 August 2013 (photo: AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Egypt's literati

Shifting sands, choosing sides

Readers at the Cairo book fair (photo: imago/Xinhua)

Crowdfunding for translations of Arabic literature

A new way to reach a wider readership

The Jewish cemetery in Egypt, located south of Cairo (photo: DW/W. El Attar)

Book review: Kamal Ruhayyim's "Diary of a Muslim Jew"

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An engaging take on a complex theme

Jabbour Douaihy (photo: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore)

Book review: Jabbour Douaihy's "June Rain"

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A "whodunit" without the "who"

Fadhil al-Azzawi (photo: Lewis Gropp/DW)

Fadhil al-Azzawi's novel "The Last of the Angels"

Topical, thrilling and entertaining – even after 25 years

The Syrian writer Samar Yazbek (photo: Manaf Azzam)

Interview with the Syrian writer Samar Yazbek

Divided society, divided souls

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad drive a tank past damaged buildings in Mleiha, Syria, 15 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Book review: Larissa Bender's "Inside Views from Syria"

Rage and resignation in war-torn Syria

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