Culture

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

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

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

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

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