Topic: Literature

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

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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

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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"

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

Najwa Barakat (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Al-Shaikh)

Najwa Barakat on Arabic literature

Combating the desertification of Arab culture

Tunisian writer Shukri al-Mabkhout (photo: Dar al-Tanweer)

Shukri al-Mabkhout's novel "The Italian"

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Failure in the police state

Dima Wannous (photo: Richard Sammour)

Book review: "Details" by Dima Wannous

Everyday life in a dictatorship

Mohammad-Ali Sepanlou (photo: private)

Obituary: Mohammad-Ali Sepanlou

A master of contemporary Iranian letters

Kamel Daoud (photo: Getty Images/B. Langlois)

Book review: Kamel Daoud's "The Meursault Investigation"

To kill an Arab

Indonesians at the Book Fair in Leipzig, 12 March 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/H. Schmidt)

Literature in Indonesia

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A land without readers

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