Culture

Moroccan author Youssef Fadel (photo: private)

Book review: Youssef Fadel′s ″A Rare Blue Bird Flies With Me″

Behind the prison wall

Arabic books (source: Wikimedia)

Arabic literature as a cultural asset

Uncharted waters

Egypt′s music legend Abdel Halim Hafez (source: YouTube)

Dina Hamza′s documentary film "Gaye El Zaman"

A daughter's tribute

Pashtun musician Ismail Khan (left) with former band colleague Junaid (photo: private)

Interview with the Pashtun musician Ismail Khan

"Music was the best resistance I could think of"

Photo of the author Evelyn Waugh, 1940 (source: Carl Van Vechten Photographs Collection, Library of Congress, USA)

Evelyn Waugh′s ″Labels: A Mediterranean Journal″

Egypt revisited

John Baily and Veronica Doubleday in Geneva (photo: private)

Non-fiction: ″War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan″ by John Baily

Without music, no humanity

The last German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

″Simplicissimus″ and the Palestine issue

Satire's timeless appeal

Author Rasha Khayat (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Book review: Rasha Khayat′s ″Weil wir langst woanders sind″

A life in limbo

Still from "Sufat Chol"

Interview with Israeli film director Elite Zexer

"Sufat Chol" and the Bedouin brides

Iraqi author Ali Bader at The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

Ali Bader and ″Al-Kafira″

When Fatima became Sophie

Oud virtuoso Said Chraibi (source: YouTube)

Obituary: Oud virtuoso Said Chraibi

A genius bows out

Juliano Mer Khamis of The Freedom Theatre and Safdar Hashmi of Jana Natya Manch street theatre company. Both martyred in their struggle for justice through the arts. Here they are, next to Handala, looking at the bright future of a free Palestine. Mural by Orijit Sen, in The Freedom Theatre's yard in Jenin refugee camp (source: Freedom Theatre)

Jenin's Freedom Theatre celebrates 10 years

What′s next for ″cultural resistance″?

Haura from Basra (front left) and Samarkand from Baghdad (rear right) in the writing workshop in Basra (photo: Inka Thunecke/DW)

Women′s writing workshop in Basra, Iraq

Writing to survive

Still from ″Der Kuafor aus der Keupstraße″ trailer

NSU documentary: "Der Kuafor aus der Keupstraße"

Probing the open wound

Still from ″Lantouri″ (source: International Film Festival Berlin)

Iranian feature film "Lantouri"

A society in close-up

Michael Muhammad Knight (photo: private)

Non-fiction: ″Magic in Islam″ by Michael Muhammad Knight

Finding the hole in the fence

Illustration from Kirsten Boie′s ″Bestimmt wird alles gut″ (photo: Jan Birck, Klett Kinderbuch)

Picture books explore the fate of refugees

A gentle yet honest approach

American-French writer and journalist Jonathan Littell (photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images)

Non-fiction: ″Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising″ by Jonathan Littell

Transcribing the horror

Algerian author and journalist Kamel Daoud (photo: AFP/Getty Images/B. Langlois)

The Algerian writer Kamel Daoud

Who is the Arab man?

 Der marokkanische Schriftsteller Mahi Binebine; Foto: imago/El Mundo

Interview with the Moroccan writer Mahi Binebine

Forging a future

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