Topic: Literature

Libyan writer Hisham Matar (photo: AP)

Book review: Hisham Matar′s ″The Return″

A painful void

Amena Ragess reads stories in German and Arabic to children in a refugee home (photo: Jasmin Zikry)

German-Arabic children′s books

″Einfach Lesen!″ – Just read!

Syrian picture-book author, Nadine Kaadan, reads to a group of children (source: private)

″Songs and Stories for Syrians″

Bridging the cultural gap

Turkish author Elif Shafak (photo: imago)

Book review: Elif Shafak′s ″Three Daughters of Eve″

Straddling worlds

Mehrnousch Zaeri-Esfahani  (photo: Christina Laube)

Book review: Mehrnousch Zaeri-Esfahani's "33 Arches and a Teahouse"

A million butterflies in my head

Stock image of a teenage girl reading (source: freestockphotos.biz)

Arab teens and Young Adult literature

The new wave

Syrian writer and poet Ra′id Wahsh (photo: Salama Abdo)

Syrian author and poet Ra′id Wahsh

Who ate the sky?

Historic illustration of Babur and his successor Humayun (source: Wikipedia)

Homoerotic poetry in Islam

Reeling with desire

Arab authors who have sought refuge in Germany

Birthing a literature of refuge

A question of mutual interest

Iranian author Abbas Maroufi (photo: Volker Kaminski)

Interview with the Iranian writer Abbas Maroufi

″Self-censorship is the worst″

Visitors to the Hargeisa Book Fair in Somaliland (photo: Kate Stanworth)

Book fair on the Horn of Africa

Somalinimo in Hargeisa

Visitors to the German stand at the International Book Fair in Istanbul (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Germany at the Istanbul Book Fair

Solidarity with readers

River library on West Sulawesi (photo: Nirwan Ahmad Arsuka)

Education in Indonesia

Boatloads of books

Lebanese author Hilal Chouman (source: Flickr)

Book review: Hilal Chouman′s ″Limbo Beirut″

Hybrid lives

Cover of Latifa al-Zayyat′s biography (source: mobtada.com)

The 20th anniversary of Latifa al-Zayyat′s death

Dauntless to the end

French author and translator Mathias Enard (photo: AFP)

Book review: Mathias Enard′s ″Boussole″

In love with the Orient

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