Topic: Literature

Abbas Khider (photo: imago)

Interview with the Iraqi author Abbas Khider

"German is my new language"

Assia Djebar (photo: picture-alliance/obs)

Obituary: the Algerian author Assia Djebar

Trailblazer for her country, her gender and her continent

Raja Alem, the only woman to win the IPAF, was joint winner in 2011 for her novel "The Dove's Necklace" (photo: DW/J. Kürten)

Women and the International Prize for Arabic Fiction

How many women does it take to win the IPAF?

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a national flag as he stands next to burning tyres during a protest in Cairo, 30 August 2013 (photo: AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Egypt's literati

Shifting sands, choosing sides

Readers at the Cairo book fair (photo: imago/Xinhua)

Crowdfunding for translations of Arabic literature

A new way to reach a wider readership

Zeynep performs during the "Slamming für 2020" poetry workshop in Bonn (photo: Fabian Pianka)

International slam poetry workshop in Bonn

Building trust through slam poetry

Sumia Sukkar reads from her novel at a launch in an Oxfam shop (photo: Susannah Tarbush)

"The Boy from Aleppo who Painted the War" by Sumia Sukkar

Translating sights, sounds and feelings into colour

Anna Kuschnarowa (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Tim Brakemeier)

Book review: "Jihad Paradise" by Anna Kuschnarowa

Desires and temptations in a highly complex world

Jabbour Douaihy (photo: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore)

Book review: Jabbour Douaihy's "June Rain"

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A "whodunit" without the "who"

Fadhil al-Azzawi (photo: Lewis Gropp/DW)

Fadhil al-Azzawi's novel "The Last of the Angels"

Topical, thrilling and entertaining – even after 25 years

Murathan Mungan (photo: Ceyda Nurtsch)

Interview with Turkish author Murathan Mungan

"Politics needs a new language"

Sherko Fatah (photo: picture-alliance/ZB)

Book review: "The Last Place" by Sherko Fatah

A book about intercultural misunderstandings

Murat Uyurkulak (photo: picture-alliance/Friedel Gierth)

Book review: "Embers" by Murat Uyurkulak

The oddballs of Ominosia

Judith Katzir (photo: private)

Interview with the Jewish author Judith Katzir

Friendship across the divide

Yahya Hassan during a reading of his poetry (photo: dpa)

The Young Danish poet Yahya Hassan

Whiz kid from the ghetto

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