Culture

Moroccan Film Festival poster at the Babylon Cinema in Berlin

Women in Moroccan cinema

For freedom and diversity

Members of Emran Tenere in front of Kahf al-Jnun – ′the djinns′ cave′ – near Ghat in the Libyan Sahara (photo: Emran Tenere)

Tuareg fusion

Desert cats

A banquet given by the commander-in-chief Lala Mustafa Pahsa to the janissaries in Izmit, 5 April 1578 (source: Topkapi Palace Museum Library, MS H1365, fol. 34b.)

Non-fiction: ″Scents & Flavors: A Syrian Cookbook″

Muslim master chefs

Singer-songwriter Nazan Nihal and pianist-composer Utar Artun (photo: private)

Album review: Neotolia′s ″Neotolian Song″

Once upon a life

Exhibits from the exhibition in Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle (photo: Bundeskunsthalle Bonn)

Iran exhibition: "Ancient Culture between Water and Desert "

The cradle of civilisation

Waguih Ghali and his friend Diana Athill during the 1960s (source: Cornell University Library)

Waguih Ghali′s diaries

The writer′s torment

Cartoon of a niqab-wearing woman (source: Facebook)

Niqab-wearing novelists in Egypt

Your philosophy, my religion

French philosopher Henry Corbin (source: Association des Amis de Henry et Stella Corbin) Cover of Suhrawardi′s ″The Shape of Light″ (published by Fons Vitae)

French philosopher Henry Corbin

Wherever the spirit guides

British Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid (photo: Laurent Denimal)

Book review: Mohsin Hamid′s ″Exit West″

Through the black door

Women in a book cafe in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (photo: Getty Images/A. Hilbai)

Saudi Arabia′s entertainment offensive

Not to be taken lightly

Hadeer Mansour and the books bike on a Cairo street (source: Facebook)

Cairo′s mobile library

Bringing books to the people

Egyptian author Kamal Ruhayyim (source: Twitter)

Book review: Kamal Ruhayyim′s ″Menorahs and Minarets″

The unchangeable past

Still from ″Gaza Surf Club″ (source: picture-alliance/dpa)

″Gaza Surf Club″ – a film documentary

Cresting the wave

Self-portrait by the Egyptian artist Heba Khalifa (photo: arabdocphotography.org)

Egyptian photographer Heba Khalifa in interview

"A space for confronting our fears"

Still from ″Heaven will wait″ (source: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH)

Mention-Schaar′s "Heaven will wait"

Rebels without a cause

Ann-Kathrin Carstensen, founder of the ″Rita in Palma″ fashion label, (centre), with two of her employees in the Berlin atelier (photo: Ceyda Nurtsch)

Showcasing integration at "Rita in Palma"

A hive of industry

Acclaimed illustrator and graphic novel author Reinhard Kleist (photo: picture-alliance/photoshot)

The first German graphic novel in Arabic

Sketches with global appeal

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