Culture

Elektro Hafiz presents his saz (photo: Face Montana)

Elektro Hafiz

A musical maverick

Woman during a Farsi language class in Iran (photo: ayaronline)

Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran

Linguistic diversity as opportunity

The Sudanese writer Amir Tag Elsir (source: Twitter)

Book review: ″Telepathy″ by Amir Tag Elsir

An author and his doubles

The German writer and Nobel laureate Gunter Grass (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Gambarini)

Yemen: freedom of expression

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The intervention of a Nobel Laureate

Turks demonstrate for press freedom (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/T. Stavrakis)

Flouting freedoms in Turkey

Self-censorship thriving

Northern bald ibis in migration (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Unsold)

Book review: ″The New Waw: Saharan Oasis″ by Ibrahim al-Koni

Cultivating the strange

"Harun al Rashid receives envoys from Charlemagne, 786" by Julius Koeckert 1864 (owned by the Maximilianeum in Munich)

Caliphs and assassins

Between myth and reality

The Afghan author Taqi Akhlaqi (photo: ARD)

The Afghan author Taqi Akhlaqi

The not-so-universal art of writing

Caricature by Abdul Raheem Yassir: jihadist with time fuse – symbolic of all-out destruction, including of himself (photo: Abdul Raheem Yassir)

Caricaturists in Iraq

Walking a satirical tightrope

The Moroccan-French artist Leila Alaoui (photo: Leila Alaoui)

Interview with Leila Alaoui

Morocco's art scene: a coin with two faces

Storyteller Mohamed Jabri on Djemaa el Fna square (photo: © Thomas Ladenburger)

Al-Halqa in Marrakesh

Morocco's last storytellers

"Spotted", Dubai 2014 (photo: 
© George Awde; work exhibited at the IMA)

Photography Biennale of the Contemporary Arab World

A feast for the eyes

Graffiti of a veiled woman holding a mirror (photo: Sarah Mersch)

″Art of Freedom. Freedom of Art″ in Tunisia

Carving out a niche between terror and bureaucracy

French and Arabic versions of the novel ″Hurma″ by the Yemeni author Ali al-Muqri

Interview with the Yemeni author Ali al-Muqri

″Sex is the origin of all life″

Syrian author Rosa Yassin Hassan (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Trauma in contemporary Arab literature

Translating oblivion

The "Anatolian Jazz Orchestra" (photo: Matthias Martin)

The "Anatolian Jazz Orchestra"

"More feeling than form"

Egyptian DJ and musician Mohammed Safi (photo: private)

Interview with the Egyptian DJ Mohammed Safi

Voice of the people

Aeham Ahmad, Syrian pianist in Damascus (photo: Johannes-Wasmuth-Gesellschaft e.V./Niraz Saied)

Interview with the pianist Aeham Ahmad

Bittersweet memories of Syria

Young Ethiopians protesting against racism, discrimination and police brutality. Tel Aviv, 3 May 2015 and 22 June 2015 (photo: Dan Haimovich/freelance photographer)

The Israeli Press Photography Prize

″Local Testimony″

The Tuareg band Terakraft (photo: terakraft.bandpage.com)

Album review: "Alone" by Terakaft

The lions of Tamasheq music

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