Sabah Sanhouri's "Paradise"
The last resort
Iran protests
Iranian film director Jafar Panahi on hunger strike
Human rights deteriorating in Morocco
Rabat's defamation drive
Turkish-Russian relations
Erdogan's re-election would serve Putin
Paradise is a dark novel, strange and filled with black humour, and Christine Battermann’s German translation deftly brings this to the fore. It is to Schiler & Mücke’s credit that they were able to discover Sabah Sanhouri and introduce her work to the German book market.

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Politics

Poster in support of the Iran protests (image: Boris Roessler/dpa/picture-alliance)

Cracks in Iran's regime?

The Iranian elites' deafening silence

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin (image: picture-alliance)

Turkish-Russian relations

Erdogan's re-election would serve Putin

Society

80-year-old president of the Rabat Bar Association and former human rights minister, Mohamed Ziane (source: Twitter)

Human rights deteriorating in Morocco

Rabat's defamation drive

Protests against the persecution of Muslims in New Delhi, June 2022 (image: Maneesh Swarup/AP/picture-alliance)

India and Pakistan

The legacy of colonial rule

A group of women with raised hands and a placard at a demonstration in Kabul (image: Stringer/Reuters)

Women’s rights in Afghanistan

The Taliban cannot defeat women

Young Sufis celebrate the birthday of Imam al Hussein in Saida Zeinab, Cairo (image: Hassanein Hamady)

Sufism in Egypt

Cairo's mystic revival

Culture

A cradle in the desert (image: Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Sabah Sanhouri's "Paradise"

The last resort

Still from "The Red Suitcase" by Cyrus Neshvad (source: ImdB)

Oscar-bound short

Lifting the veil on Iranian women rejecting male domination

ranian director Jafar Panahi has been in prison since July 2022 (image: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva/picture alliance)

Iran protests

Iranian film director Jafar Panahi on hunger strike

Protests in Frankfurt, Germany after the death of Mahsa Amini (image: dpa/picture-alliance)

Women's voices

Iranian literature in times of uprising

Retailer Salim Warda with a fake German licence plate (image: picture alliance/dpa | Johannes Schmitt-Tegg)

Cairo crazy about German licence plates

Egyptians favour the "D"