Topic: Arabic language

Lebanese novelist and critic Elias Khoury (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Novelist and critic Elias Khoury

The nightmare of reality

Bachtyar Ali (photo: YouTube)

Book review: Bachtyar Ali′s ″Der letzte Granatapfel″

Buried treasure

Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/E. Laurent)

Boualem Sansal′s novel ″2084: The End of the World″

Tyranny of sorts

Friedrich Ruckert (1788-1866) (photo: Suddeutsche Zeitung)

150th anniversary of Friedrich Ruckert′s death

Forget Goethe, read Ruckert

Symbolic image of Arabic books (photo: Loay Mudhoon)

Arabic literature as a cultural asset

Uncharted waters

Egyptian poet Iman Mersal (photo: Imago/gezett)

Interview with the Egyptian poet Iman Mersal

Crossing a universal threshold

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (photo: Klassik-Stiftung Weimar)

Goethe and Islam

Religion has no nationality

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

Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran

Linguistic diversity as opportunity

An Arab guest visits a stand during the Frankfurt Book Fair (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Culture and education in the Islamic world

The lonely Arab crowd

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

Al-Halqa in Marrakesh

Morocco's last storytellers

Martyrs Square, Beirut ca. 1958 (photo: Getty Images/Three Lions)

Book review ″Beirut Noir″

Chronicling life in the corrupt city

Litrix.de Panel: Rania Zaghir und Amira El-Ahl, vlnr (Foto: Goethe-Institut/Mirko Lux)

The Arab world

(Not) an unlimited book market?

The Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/G. Cohen Magen)

Mahmoud Darwish

Building bridges with Arabic poetry

The Egyptian author Gamal Al-Ghitani (photo: Imago/gezett)

Obituary: Gamal al-Ghitani

A tradition-conscious moderniser

Rafik Schami during a reading at lit.cologne 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Horst Galuschka)

Profile: the Syrian–German author Rafik Schami

An exile in his homeland

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