Topic: Literature

Refugees on the Austrian-German border (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Weigel)

Book review: ″Refugees Worldwide: Literary Reportage″

Hierarchies of the destitute

Yemeni author Habib Abdulrab Sarori (photo: private)

Interview with the Yemeni author Habib Abdulrab Sarori

The pendulum of conviction

Indonesian Sufis perform a ceremonial dance on 3 August 2012 in Jakarta (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Christoph Peters′ short story collection ″Selfie mit Sheikh″

Closer to the unknown

Historian and author Michael Sommer (source: University of Oldenburg)

Non-Fiction: Michael Sommer′s ″Syria. Geschichte einer zerstoerten Welt″

Before the truth wars: The history of a destroyed world

Indian novelist and activist Arundhati Roy (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

"The Ministry of Utmost Happiness"

Novelist Arundhati Roy: "India is colonising itself"

Turkish author Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali

"Madonna in a fur coat": Longing for love of a different kind

Erbil's Book Cafe (source: raseef22)

A reading Renaissance

Kurdistan′s Book Cafe: In praise of female entrepreneurs

Osama Alomar was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1968 and now lives in Chicago. He is the author of three collections of short stories and a volume of poetry in Arabic (source: cityofasylum.org)

Osama Alomar

″The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories″: A touch of Aesop

Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah (photo: private)

The 2017 Goethe Medals

Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah wins award: "Language is key"

Saudi Arabian writer and novelist Badriah Albeshr (photo: private)

Book review: Badriah Albeshr′s ″Hend and the Soldiers″

In fear of the fury

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Interview with Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan

"It's my country too"

German Turkish author Deniz Utlu

Interview with German Turkish author Deniz Utlu

Beyond a binary identity

British Pakistani Tariq Mehmood (photo: Changiz M. Varzi)

Interview with British Pakistani novelist Tariq Mehmood

Fighting warplanes with words

The ruins of Aleppo in northern Syria (photo: Reuters/A. Ismail)

Book review: Niroz Malek′s ″Der Spaziergaenger von Aleppo″

Surviving in the death zone

Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck (photo: Hind Shoufani)

Interview with Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck

Our broken languages

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