Author: Gerrit Wustmann

Illustration from Fariduddin Attar's "Vogelgespraeche" published by Edition Orient 2022 (source: Edition Orient)

Attar’s "The Conference of the Birds"

There is no person whose soul has not suffered

Cover of "dort" literary magazine, showcasing contemporary Persian literature (source: publisher)

Young Persian fiction

"Dort": weird fiction fresh from Iran

Turkish author Hakan Gunday (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Turkish author Hakan Gunday's "Verlust"

The ghosts of the army

Demonstration by supporters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish HDP party (photo: Yasin Akgul/AFP)

The Turkish state and the Kurdish question

Turkey – a battle of narratives

Roses on the grave of the poet Hafez in Shiraz, Iran (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Persian poetry in the 21st century

The poem in contemporary Iran

Shida Bazyar (photo: Verlag Kiepenheuer und Witsch/Tabea Treichel)

Book review: Shida Bazyar's novel "Drei Kameradinnen"

Words like fire

Cover of Nasser Kanani's "The Love Poetry of Hafez through the Lens of German Literature: Hafez and his German Devotees" (published in German by Königshausen & Neumann)

Iranian literature in Germany

Roses from Shiraz: German devotees of Hafez

Lebanese author Chaza Charafeddine (photo: Talal Khoury; source: edition-converso.com))

Chaza Charafeddine's "Beirut für wilde Mädchen"

Flashback from Beirut

The fourth "Tehran Book Fair without Censorship" was held at the same time as the Tehran Book Fair 2019. This exhibition denounces censorship and self-censorship in Iranian literature and culture (photo: DW)

Alireza Abiz' "Censorship of Literature in Post-Revolutionary Iran"

Iranian literature – the censor’s mindset

Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

Armenia, Azerbaijan – and Nagorno-Karabakh

“Germany is pretending not to see or hear“

Mahmoud Hosseini Zad (photo: Khabaronline)

Interview with Iranian translator Mahmoud Hosseini Zad

A naked image of the truth

Iranian author Shahriar Mandanipour (source: author’s Facebook profile)

Book review: "Moon Brow" by Shahriar Mandanipour

The angels of war

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