Culture

Firas Alshater, Syrian film-maker (photo: Wikipedia)

Interview with Firas Alshater

″Being a refugee is not my dream job″

Kahel Kaschmiri rehearses his poems (photo: Stefan Rottkay/The PoetryProject)

Poems by young refugees

Holding back the tears

Noor Inayat Khan playing the sitar (photo: Verlag Heilbronn)

Portrait of the Sufi princess Noor Inayat Khan

The call of the one to the many

Film poster advertising Afia Nathaniel′s "Dukhtar" (photo: Dukhtarfilm.com)

Pakistani film ″Dukhtar″

Arthouse with a conscience

Algerian author Yasmina Khadra, otherwise known as Mohammed Mousselehoul (photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Book review: Yasmina Khadra′s ″The Angels Die″

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A quixotic narrative

Arab Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin (photo: DW)

Arab Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin

Playing for peace

Laila Soliman′s documentary piece ″Zig Zig″ (photo: Christian Altdorfer/Ruud Gielens)

Arab theatre at the Zurich Theaterspektakel

Between coma and protest

Shady Ahmed sings in a Cairo kitchen (photo: Goethe-Institut)

Project: ″Music Spaces in the Arab World″

Between the pots and pans

Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz (11 December 19011 - 30 August 2006)

Remembering Naguib Mahfouz

″A wave of light on an infinite ocean of darkness″

Ruhrtriennale 2016 venue: the mosque in Duisburg-Marxloh

″Urban Prayers″ music theatre project

Spotlight on faith

“Angry Indian Goddesses” still (source: YouTube)

″Angry Indian Goddesses″

Fighting back

Kurdish film-maker Ali Kemal Cinar (photo: private)

Kurdish film-maker Ali Kemal Cinar

The power of tenacity

View of the exhibition "War on Wall", West Side Gallery, Berlin (photo: Kai Wiedenhofer)

Kai Wiedenhofer′s ″War on Wall″

In your face... and rightly so

"Jihad Selfie" (source: YouTube)

″Jihad Selfie″

No one is born a terrorist

Putting the finishing touches to Ayatollah Khomeini′s mausoleum south of Tehran (photo: Tasnim)

Cultural policy and architecture in Iran

Far from an Islamist Utopia

Youssef Rakha, Egyptian author, essayist and journalist (photo: Susanne Schanda)

Interview with the Egyptian author Youssef Rakha

"Taken together, these things would make up home..."

Queens of Syria (source: private)

"Queens of Syria" film and theatre project

″I shall leave as my city turns to dust″

Reem Kelani performing live at the Tabernacle (photo: Christopher Scholey)

Album review: Reem Kelani′s ″Live at the Tabernacle″

Cultivating fusion

Scene from "Raving Iran"

"Raving Iran" - a film documentary

Agents provocateurs

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