Topic: Literature

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali (photo: Bachtyar Ali)

Interview with Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali

"I only exist where my words take flight"

Faravahar is the symbol of Zoroastrianism, a religion based on the teaching of the prophet Zarathustra which originated in what is now modern-day Iran (source: Reza Sjadirad/DW)

Goethe and Zoroastrianism

The eternal battle between good and evil

Symbolic image of Trump's travel ban; international travellers arriving at Boston's Logan Airport are reflected in a door next to a no entry sign (photo: Reuters/B. Snyder)

Book review: a ″Banthology″ of short stories

Framing the dangerous nations

Libyan author Hisham Matar (photo: Luchterhand Literaturverlag)

Interview with Libyan author Hisham Matar

″You can't turn back the clock″

Bachtyar Ali (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Unionsverlag)

Bachtyar Ali's novel "Die Stadt der weißen Musiker"

Poetry and truth

Burhan Sönmez (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Book review: "Istanbul Istanbul" by Burhan Sönmez

Laughing in the face of death

Palestinian artist and poet Farid Bitar and "Blade of Grass" editor Naomi Foyle (photo: Naomi Foyle)

Interview with Palestinian poet and artist Farid Bitar

″I must either be the voice of sanity or justice″

Theologian Karl-Josef Kuschel (source: YouTube)

Non-fiction: Karl-Josef Kuschel′s ″Christmas and the Qu′ran″

When love comes down

Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Book review: Dorit Rabinyan′s "All the Rivers"

Star-crossed lovers

Egyptian writer Donia Maher (source: elcinema.com)

Book review: Donia Maher′s ″The Apartment in Bab El Louk″

Chronicling a neighbourhood

Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, 1929-2009 (source: thefamouspeople.com)

Tayeb Salih′s ″Season of Migration to the North″

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A literary hall of mirrors

Author Joseph Andras (photo: Rezvan S.)

Book review: Joseph Andras′ ″De nos freres blesses ″

A shameful chapter

Iranian author Nava Ebrahimi (photo: Katrin Ohlendorf)

Young Iranian women writers in Germany

Patchwork identities

Graphic novelist Riad Sattouf (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. Vennenbernd)

Interview with graphic novelist Riad Sattouf

The eternal fascination with coming-of-age

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

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