Culture

Behnaz Jafari and Jafar Panahi in "Three Faces" (photo: Memento Films)

Film review: Jafar Panahi's "Three Faces"

Road movie against patriarchy

Film still from "The King of Nothingwood" by director Sonia Kronlund (source: YouTube)

Afghan director Salim Shaheen

Master of dreams

Palestinian-American poet Fady Joudah (photo: Milkweed Editions)

Poetry anthology: Fady Joudah's "Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance"

A web of living tissue

Palestinian artist Sliman Mansour in his atelier in Ramallah (photo: Sarah Hofmann/DW)

Interview with Palestinian artist Sliman Mansour

Covert war

Still from "Bloody Beans" by Narimane Mari (source: YouTube)

Algerian cinema

Young, rebellious and full of beans

Lebanese film director Reem Saleh (photo: Martin Rodriguez Redondo/Goethe.de)

Interview with Lebanese director Reem Saleh

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One big family

Syrian American writer Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar (photo: Neha Gautam)

Book review: Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadarʹs "The Map of Salt and Stars"

ESP and the power of memory

Arabic childrenʹs books on display at the Arabic Childrenʹs Literature Festival in Munich (source: The International Youth Library)

Germanyʹs Arabic Childrenʹs Literature Festival

Karimʹs adventures

Iranians in front of the Mellat cinema complex in Tehran (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Kenare)

Fajr International Film Festival

Tehran meets Hollywood

Axel Salvatori Sinz, 1982 - 2018 (source: Twitter)

Remembering the French film-maker Axel Salvatori-Sinz

This is Yarmouk!

Cover of Jakel and Kaddorʹs "Syrien – ein Land ohne Krieg" (Syria – a country without war), published in German by Malik (photo: Lutz Jakel)

"Syrien – ein Land ohne Krieg"

Syria, as it once was

Traditional Palestinian "tatreez" (photo: Fatima Abbadi)

Traditional Palestinian "tatreez"

Sewing with a message

Iraqi American author Dunya Mikhail (source: New Directions)

Non-fiction: Dunya Mikhailʹs "The Beekeeper"

Rescuing the stolen women

The band "Persian Side Of Jazz" on stage in 2013 in Teheran (source: YouTube)

The history of jazz in Iran

Creating a confluence

A bronze statue of the Greek God Apollo is pictured in Gaza in this September 19, 2013 picture provided by Gaza's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (photo: Reuters)

Gazaʹs cultural heritage

The Palestinians' vanishing legacy

Illustration from "The Book of Exposition" (published in 1900)

The Book of Exposition

An archaeology of erotica

Photo by Charlotte Schmitz, from the series "I am beautiful, so beautiful" –  Cok guzelim, cok guzel (photo: Charlotte Schmitz)

Photographer Charlotte Schmitz

Between documentation and activism

The members of "Imarhan" (photo: Andrea Mae Perez)

Album review: Imarhanʹs "Temet"

Keeping it real

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