Topic: Literature

Arabic books (source: Wikimedia)

Arabic literature as a cultural asset

Uncharted waters

Photo of the author Evelyn Waugh, 1940 (source: Carl Van Vechten Photographs Collection, Library of Congress, USA)

Evelyn Waugh′s ″Labels: A Mediterranean Journal″

Egypt revisited

Author Rasha Khayat (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Book review: Rasha Khayat′s ″Weil wir langst woanders sind″

A life in limbo

Iraqi author Ali Bader at The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

Ali Bader and ″Al-Kafira″

When Fatima became Sophie

Illustration from Kirsten Boie′s ″Bestimmt wird alles gut″ (photo: Jan Birck, Klett Kinderbuch)

Picture books explore the fate of refugees

A gentle yet honest approach

American-French writer and journalist Jonathan Littell (photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images)

Non-fiction: ″Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising″ by Jonathan Littell

Transcribing the horror

 Der marokkanische Schriftsteller Mahi Binebine; Foto: imago/El Mundo

Interview with the Moroccan writer Mahi Binebine

Forging a future

Egyptian poet Iman Mersal (photo: Imago/gezett)

Interview with the Egyptian poet Iman Mersal

Crossing a universal threshold

Historical map of Tripolitania under the Karamanli dynasty (source: Wikipedia)

Libya

Miss Tully′s ″Narrative of a Ten-Year Residence at Tripoli in Africa″

An armed Iraqi guards the excavation of a newly discovered Sumerian settlement in Umm al-Aqareb some 300 kilometres south of Baghdad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Between Tigris and Euphrates

Mesopotamia: the cradle of civilisation

Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun (photo: Twitter)

"The Happy Marriage" by Tahar Ben Jelloun

"A war won through subterfuge"

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

Goethe and Islam

Religion has no nationality

The English author of detective novels, Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976) (photo: Getty Images)

Agatha Christie and the Orient

When murder came to Mesopotamia

The Sudanese writer Amir Tag Elsir (source: Twitter)

Book review: ″Telepathy″ by Amir Tag Elsir

An author and his doubles

The German writer and Nobel laureate Gunter Grass (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Gambarini)

Yemen: freedom of expression

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The intervention of a Nobel Laureate

The Afghan author Taqi Akhlaqi (photo: ARD)

The Afghan author Taqi Akhlaqi

The not-so-universal art of writing

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