Culture

Kurdish Syrian writer Salim Barakat (photo: Salim Barakat)

Mahmoud Hosny on Salim Barakat

What English is missing

No way out: "on the left is a prison and on the right is the sea, there is no escape" by Abbas Al Aboudi (photo: Abbas Al Aboudi)

An Iraqi artist on Nauru

″My art is my saviour″

Director of "Tahqiq fel djenna" Merzak Allouache and lead Salima Abada (source: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin)

Merzak Allouache′s ″Tahqiq fel djenna″

Seventy two grapes

Cultural anthropologist Zuzanna Olszewksa (photo: Artandconflictglob.com)

"The Pearl of Dari" by Zuzanna Olszewska

Treasuring their common Persian heritage

Syrian artist Hamid Sulaiman (Getty Images/AFP/P. Lopez)

Syrian author Hamid Sulaiman

″The hospital is the true hero″

″Street Punk! Banda Aceh″ (source: mariabakkalapulo.com)

″Street Punk! Banda Aceh″ – a film documentary

Stage-diving from Mecca′s verandah

Libyan writer Hisham Matar (photo: AP)

Book review: Hisham Matar′s ″The Return″

A painful void

Film scene from ″Istiyad Ashbah | Ghost Hunting″ (source: Berlinale)

Raed Andoni's "Ghost Hunting" at the Berlinale

The ghosts that lurk

Amena Ragess reads stories in German and Arabic to children in a refugee home (photo: Jasmin Zikry)

German-Arabic children′s books

″Einfach Lesen!″ – Just read!

ALT-Tags: Members of Diyarbakir′s municipal theatre company (photo: Sonja Galler)

Kurdish artists in Diyarbakir

"No room to breathe anymore"

Bassem Youssef′s satirical show ″Al Bernameg″ (source: Al Bernameg)

Sara Taksler′s documentary ″Tickling Giants″

Running the satirical gauntlet

Syrian picture-book author, Nadine Kaadan, reads to a group of children (source: private)

″Songs and Stories for Syrians″

Bridging the cultural gap

Turkish author Elif Shafak (photo: imago)

Book review: Elif Shafak′s ″Three Daughters of Eve″

Straddling worlds

Israeli film-maker Udi Aloni (photo: Getty Images)

Udi Aloni′s ″Junction 48″

Other or brother?

Mroué during his lecture performance "The Pixelated Revolution" (source: kampnagel.de)

Interview with the Lebanese media artist Rabih Mroué

"Images until victory?"

Mehrnousch Zaeri-Esfahani  (photo: Christina Laube)

Book review: Mehrnousch Zaeri-Esfahani's "33 Arches and a Teahouse"

A million butterflies in my head

Manoj Pajpayee stars as Prof. Ramchandra Siras in "Aligarh" (photo: indianexpress.com)

Film review: "Aligarh"

Sensitive portrait of a tragic story

The Nile Project (photo: Peter Stanley)

Album review: "Jinja" by The Nile Project

Go with the flow

Stock image of a teenage girl reading (source: freestockphotos.biz)

Arab teens and Young Adult literature

The new wave

Syrian writer and poet Ra′id Wahsh (photo: Salama Abdo)

Syrian author and poet Ra′id Wahsh

Who ate the sky?

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