Culture

French author and translator Mathias Enard (photo: AFP)

Book review: Mathias Enard′s ″Boussole″

In love with the Orient

Children's book author Thomas Mac Pfeifer (source: Medu Verlag)

Interview with children's book author Thomas Mac Pfeifer

Long ago and far away

Interview with Israeli author Etgar Keret

Why the world is under threat

Syrian author Dima Wannous (photo: picture-alliance/Geisler-Fotopress/O. Kern)

Syrian literature in times of turmoil

An author on standby

Still from the documentary "Haymatloz" (source: mindjazz pictures)

″Haymatloz″ – a film documentary

How Ataturk rescued the Jews

Young Iranian women in front of a shopping mall in Tehran′s northwest (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Mehri)

Ramita Navai: ″City of lies. Love, sex, death and the search for truth in Tehran″

Where nothing is allowed, yet anything is possible

Musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (source: www.tamer.ag)

Musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh

The beauty of rebellion

The brothers August Wilhelm Schlegel (left) and Karl Wihelm Friedrich Schlegel (source: Wikipedia)

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich and August Wilhelm Schlegel

The Orient – so near and yet so far

Theatre performance in Tehran (photo: Mehr)

Roxanne Varzi's novel "Last Scene Underground"

Finding freedom in the catacombs

Award-winning journalist Patrick Cockburn (photo: Martin Hunter)

Non-fiction: ″The Age of Jihad ″ by Patrick Cockburn

A catalogue of blunders

Scene from Anis Hamdoun′s ″The Trip″ (photo: Theater Osnabruck)

Refugee performers and their projects

No more tales of woe

Moroccan author Mahi Binebine (source: YouTube)

Book review: Mahi Binebine′s ″Le Seigneur vous le rendra″

Hoping for a better life

Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan (source: YouTube)

Book review: Ghassan Zaqtan's "Describing the past"

The vapours of memory

Graphic and installation artist Ozge Samanci (photo: Hartwig Klappert)

Interview with Turkish artist Ozge Samanci

″Pressure on artists in Turkey is increasing″

Morgenland Festival 2016 in Osnabruck (photo: Andy Spyra)

Morgenland Festival Osnabruck 2016

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From the Balkans to the Levant

Trygve Seim Ensemble plays "Rumi Songs" (photo: Knut Bry)

Album review: Trygve Seim′s ″Rumi Songs″

Musical wanderlust

Performance by Seda Roder at the Beethovenfest in Bonn (photo: Barbara Fromman)

Bonn′s Beethovenfest

Sounds of the Arab Spring

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

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