Topic: Literature

Indonesian author Wayan Sunarta (photo: Phalayasa)

Indonesian literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair

The island that literature forgot

Indonesian Muslim women sit reading in a circle (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA Press)

Islamic popular literature: ″Sastra Islami″

″God′s gift to Indonesia″

The Indonesian writer Sigit Susanto (photo: Sigit Susanto)

An interview with Indonesian author Sigit Susanto

Beyond "dustbin literature"

Illustration from the "Thousand and One Nights": the virgin Scheherazade tells King Shariyar stories to save her own life (photo: picture-alliance/akg-images)

Goethe′s fascination with the "Thousand and One Nights"

Mephistopheles spoke; Scheherazade beguiled

Saudi women look at jewellery at a gold fair in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 March 2009 (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Book review: "Where Pigeons Don't Fly" by Yousef Al-Mohaimeed

Haunted by a suffocating society

The Indonesian writer Feby Indirani (photo: private)

Interview with the Indonesian writer Feby Indirani

Indonesian literature "needs more exposure"

Cover of "The Kindness of Enemies" by Leila Aboulela (source: Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Book review: "The Kindness of Enemies" by Leila Aboulela

Crises of identity and loyalty from Scotland to the Caucasus

Ayu Utami in her study (photo: picture-alliance/ANN/The Jakarta Post)

Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: guest of honour Indonesia


Seven must-know authors from Indonesia

Quote from a poem by Turgut Uyar with the hashtag #siirsokakta (source: Ozge Ozkul/bianet)

The #siirsokakta movement in Turkey


The poem is on the street

Atef Abu Saif (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/N. Nasser)

Book review: "The Drone Eats with Me" by Atef Abu Saif

A war without distinct edges

"Share Me" by Homa Arkani (source: DW)

Book review: "Always Coca-Cola" by Alexandra Chreiteh

The agony and the allure

Indonesian author Linda Christanty (photo: Muhammad Ali)

Portrait of the Indonesian author Linda Christanty

"I want to write until I die"

Tariq Ali (photo: picture-alliance/Efigie-Leemage)

Book review: "The Islam Quintet" by Tariq Ali

A wonderful reminder of Islam's contribution to world culture

Saud Alsanousi (photo: Saud Alsanousi)

Book review: "The Bamboo Stalk" by Saud Alsanousi

A life uprooted and replanted

Cover of the book "On Palestine" by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe (source: Haymarket Books)

Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe in dialogue


A one- or two-state solution?

Najet Adouani (photo: private)

Interview with the Tunisian poet Najet Adouani

"Nothing can stop me from spreading my wings"