Culture

Portrait of the Moroccan author Muhammad Zafzaf (source: unknown)

Book review: Muhammad Zafzaf′s ″Elusive Fox″

One rule for them

Lebanese novelist and critic Elias Khoury (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Novelist and critic Elias Khoury

The nightmare of reality

Sufi mystic Rumi (photo: dpa/CPA Media)

The filming of Rumi

Everybody's darling

Conductor and music director of the Berlin State Opera, Daniel Barenboim

The Barenboim-Said Academy

Barenboim′s 'new medicine'

Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Perez)

Obituary: the Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami

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Pioneering spirit

The Syrian Musicians′ Orchestra (photo: picture-alliance/PA Wire/Y. Mok)

The Syrian Musicians′ Orchestra play Istanbul

Hosts of honour

APTF's "One Thousand and One Titanics" (source: YouTube)

Arab Puppet Theatre Foundation

One thousand sinking dinghies

Karama-Gaza Human Rights Film Festival (photo: Lama Film)

Karama-Gaza Human Rights Film Festival

Roll out the red carpet!

Palestinian-Israeli author Sayed Kashua (photo: picture-alliance/Leemage)

Sayed Kashua′s ″Native: Dispatches from a Palestinian-Israeli Life″

His family′s grace

Author Shumona Sinha, winner of the International Literature Prize (photo: DW/S. Peschel)

Interview with French-Indian author Shumona Sinha

″Looking for the truth″

Human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar a.k.a. The Muslim Guy (photo: private)

Arsalan Iftikhar is the Muslim Guy

″Scapegoats: How Islamophobia helps our enemies and threatens our freedoms″

Bachtyar Ali (photo: YouTube)

Book review: Bachtyar Ali′s ″Der letzte Granatapfel″

Buried treasure

Indonesian novelist Eka Kurniawan (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Goh Chai Hin)

Book review: Eka Kurniawan′s ″Beauty is a wound″

A hidden literary gem

Palestinian poet and aid worker Jehan Bseiso (photo: private)

PalFest 2016: Interview with Palestinian poet Jehan Bseiso

Breaking the cultural siege on Palestine

Gaddafi disguised as Mickey Mouse: "Where there is cheese, there are rats", 2009 (copyright: Alsatoor)

Alsatoor, Libya′s caricaturist

The pen is mightier

Nagieb Khaja in Idlib, Syria (photo: Nagieb Khaja)

Interview with documentary maker Nagieb Khaja

″Believe in the importance of your work″

Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/E. Laurent)

Boualem Sansal′s novel ″2084: The End of the World″

Tyranny of sorts

Old postcard image of Martyrs' Square, Beirut (photo: Elie Wardini 1995)

Lebanon′s architectural heritage

A race against time

British Pakistani actress, playwright and comedian Ambreen Razia (photo: Shaheen Razzaq)

″The Diary of a Hounslow Girl″

Bursting the bubble

The Silent University (source: YouTube)

Theatre and the refugees

Getting the ball rolling

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