Topic: Literature

Award-winning journalist Patrick Cockburn (photo: Martin Hunter)

Non-fiction: ″The Age of Jihad ″ by Patrick Cockburn

A catalogue of blunders

Arab tourists in Baku, Azerbaijan (photo:

Azerbaijan′s enlightenment


A nation at odds with itself

Moroccan author Mahi Binebine (source: YouTube)

Book review: Mahi Binebine′s ″Le Seigneur vous le rendra″

Hoping for a better life

Graphic and installation artist Ozge Samanci (photo: Hartwig Klappert)

Interview with Turkish artist Ozge Samanci

″Pressure on artists in Turkey is increasing″

Kahel Kaschmiri rehearses his poems (photo: Stefan Rottkay/The PoetryProject)

Poems by young refugees

Holding back the tears

Algerian author Yasmina Khadra, otherwise known as Mohammed Mousselehoul (photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Book review: Yasmina Khadra′s ″The Angels Die″


A quixotic narrative

(photo: National Museum of New Delhi)

The surprising intersection of Islam and SciFi

Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz (11 December 19011 - 30 August 2006)

Remembering Naguib Mahfouz

″A wave of light on an infinite ocean of darkness″

Youssef Rakha, Egyptian author, essayist and journalist (photo: Susanne Schanda)

Interview with the Egyptian author Youssef Rakha

"Taken together, these things would make up home..."

Italian author Giuseppe Catozzella (photo: private)

Book review: Giuseppe Catozzella’s ″Don′t tell me you′re afraid″

The flame of Olympia

Pakistani crime writer Omar Shahid Hamid (YouTube screenshot)

Pakistani crime writer Omar Shahid Hamid

A nexus of crime

Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem (photo: private)

Interview with the Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem


Traces of the unknown

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

Novelist and critic Elias Khoury

The nightmare of reality

Portrait of the Moroccan author Muhammad Zafzaf (source: unknown)

Book review: Muhammad Zafzaf′s ″Elusive Fox″

One rule for them

Arabian stories

Palestinian-Israeli author Sayed Kashua (photo: picture-alliance/Leemage)

Sayed Kashua′s ″Native: Dispatches from a Palestinian-Israeli Life″

His family′s grace