Author: Richard Marcus

Tunisian singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi (photo: Julien Bourgeois)

Album review: ″Ensen″ by Emel Mathlouthi

Princess melancholy

″Street Punk! Banda Aceh″ (source: mariabakkalapulo.com)

″Street Punk! Banda Aceh″ – a film documentary

Stage-diving from Mecca′s verandah

The Nile Project (photo: Peter Stanley)

Album review: "Jinja" by The Nile Project

Go with the flow

Malian band Alkibar Jr.

Album review: "Jamal" by Alkibar Jr.

Mali's musical resistance

Cigdem Aslan (photo: Alex Harvey Brown)

Album review: Cigdem Aslan's ″A Thousand Cranes″

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Tugging at your heartstrings

Award-winning journalist Patrick Cockburn (photo: Martin Hunter)

Non-fiction: ″The Age of Jihad ″ by Patrick Cockburn

A catalogue of blunders

Trygve Seim Ensemble plays "Rumi Songs" (photo: Knut Bry)

Album review: Trygve Seim′s ″Rumi Songs″

Musical wanderlust

Italian author Giuseppe Catozzella (photo: private)

Book review: Giuseppe Catozzella’s ″Don′t tell me you′re afraid″

The flame of Olympia

Human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar a.k.a. The Muslim Guy (photo: private)

Arsalan Iftikhar is the Muslim Guy

″Scapegoats: How Islamophobia helps our enemies and threatens our freedoms″

Sandaraa, the Pakistani/Brooklyn musical collaboration fronted by Michael Woodgrad and Zeb Bangash (photo: Sandaraa)

Album review: ″Sandaraa″ by Sandaraa

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Fusion in the truest sense

American writer Ali Eteraz (photo: Charles Mujie)

Book review: Ali Eteraz′ ″Native Believer″

Digging the dirt

Michael Muhammad Knight (photo: private)

Non-fiction: ″Magic in Islam″ by Michael Muhammad Knight

Finding the hole in the fence

Aziza Brahim (source: Glitterbeat Records)

Album review: ″Abbar el Hamada″ by Aziza Brahim

The agony of dispossession

The Tuareg band Terakraft (photo: terakraft.bandpage.com)

Album review: "Alone" by Terakaft

The lions of Tamasheq music

Album cover (cropped) of "Detour Guide" by Karim Nagi

Album review: ″Detour Guide″ by Karim Nagi

Breaking the mould

River scene in Mali (photo: Karim Diarra)

Album: ″Lost in Mali″

Celebrating a musical landscape

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