Culture

Mosque in Konia, photo: Markus Kirchgessner

Discover Islamic Art

Developing a "Museum with No Frontiers"

The Goethe Institute in Karachi, founded in 1956 (photo: Goethe Institute)

Goethe Institute in Pakistan

Karachi Branch Reopens after a Two-Year Break

Michael Kleeberg, photo: private

West-Eastern Divan

Michael Kleeberg's "Lebanese Travel Diary"

Abbas Kiarostami shooting "Ten"

Foreign Cultural Policy

Iranian Cinema - Beyond Festival Films

Apti Birsultanov (photo: Ekkehard Maass)

Contemporary Chechen Poetry

A Conversation with the Author Apti Bisultanov

Gamal al-Ghitani (photo: Banipal Magazine)

Gamal El-Ghitani

Of Bureaucrats and Intellectuals

One of the reasons why most people in Arab countries take little interest in the Frankfurt Book Fair is that the programme largely ignored the independent literary scene, say critics (photo: Bilderbox)

Cairo, Egypt

Hardly Any Coverage in the Arab Media

One of the reasons why most people in Arab countries take little interest in the Frankfurt Book Fair is that the programme largely ignored the independent literary scene, say critics (photo: Bilderbox)

Frankfurt Book Fair

Hardly Any Coverage in the Arab Media

Ibrahim al-Muallim, president of the Arab Publishing Association, claimes that Arab publishers have made great strides in the fight against censorship (photo: AP)

Criticism of the Fair's Program

The Difficult Issue of Censorship

Sanaa city - Yemen, photo: AP

Background Günther Orth

Young Yemeni Literature Is Looking for Its Place

Despite consuming literature from all corners of the world, the West often has a limited view of the "Orient". (photo: AP)

Essay Samir Grees

Translations as Caricatures of the Arab World?

Assia Djebar (photo: AP)

Assia Djebar

The Clear but Fragile Force of Writing

Beirut's skyline, photo: AP

Beirut, Lebanon

"Frankfurt Book Fair? Never heard of it!"

Book Fair Cairo (photo: AP)

Hassan Dawud

The Middle Is Losing Ground

Mohammed Khair-Eddine, the "Moroccan Rimbaud" (drawing by Aourik)

Mohammed Khair-Eddine

An Intimate Look at Berber Culture

Logo: Central Institute Islam Archive

Central Institute Islam Archive

A Valuable Islam Collection

How will the Turkish-European economic exchange develop? - photo: AP

EU/Turkey

Turkey Eyeing EU Economy

Johannes Kalter (photo: Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Germany)

Oriental Art

Looking to the East

The Unionsverlag is a pioneer of publishing Literature from the Arab world on the European market (photo: Unionsverlag)

Unionsverlag Publishing House

"One Only Has to Want to Listen"

Struggling with censorship - Ibrahim Farghali (photo: Goethe Institute)

Ibrahim Farghali

Breaking Taboos Is Not Enough

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