Topic: Book Reviews

Author Samira Ahmed (source: Penguin Random House)

Book review: Samira Ahmedʹs "Love, hate and other filters"

A sense of not belonging

Against a backdrop of Israel′s "Separation Barrier", women and men hold hands and dance the dabke. Their legs are chained together and a checkpoint stands between two of them (copyright: Mohammed Sabaaneh)

Mohammad Sabaaneh′s "White and Black: Political Cartoons from Palestine"

Punching through the glass

Symbolic image of Trump's travel ban; international travellers arriving at Boston's Logan Airport are reflected in a door next to a no entry sign (photo: Reuters/B. Snyder)

Book review: a ″Banthology″ of short stories

Framing the dangerous nations

Die Proteste im Winter 2010/2011 führten zum Sturz von Machthaber Zine El Abidine Ben Ali; Foto: Imago/Kyodo News

Non-fiction: Safwan M. Masri′s ″Tunisia – An Arab anomaly″

A history of intellectual excellence

Theologian Karl-Josef Kuschel (source: YouTube)

Non-fiction: Karl-Josef Kuschel′s ″Christmas and the Qu′ran″

When love comes down

Egyptian writer Donia Maher (source:

Book review: Donia Maher′s ″The Apartment in Bab El Louk″

Chronicling a neighbourhood

The Orient in flux: in 1798 Napoleon′s troops landed in Egypt and dealt a stunning blow to the Muslim Mamluks (source: Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Enlightenment in the Islamic world

Refuting the 'westernisation' narrative

Syrian opposition supporters protest the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Yassin al-Haj Saleh's "The Impossible Revolution"

The "Syrianisation" of the world

Author Joseph Andras (photo: Rezvan S.)

Book review: Joseph Andras′ ″De nos freres blesses ″

A shameful chapter

Graphic novelist Riad Sattouf (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. Vennenbernd)

Interview with graphic novelist Riad Sattouf

The eternal fascination with coming-of-age

Refugees on the Austrian-German border (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Weigel)

Book review: ″Refugees Worldwide: Literary Reportage″

Hierarchies of the destitute

Yemeni author Habib Abdulrab Sarori (photo: private)

Interview with the Yemeni author Habib Abdulrab Sarori

The pendulum of conviction

Politician for the Green party, Omid Nouripour, addresses the German parliament (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Jeske)

Non-fiction: Omid Nouripour's "What to Do about Jihadists?"

Every day counts

Indonesian Sufis perform a ceremonial dance on 3 August 2012 in Jakarta (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Christoph Peters′ short story collection ″Selfie mit Sheikh″

Closer to the unknown

Turkish author Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali

"Madonna in a fur coat": Longing for love of a different kind