Author: Richard Marcus

Groupe RTD (photo: Janto Djassi)

Album review: Groupe RTD's "The Dancing Devils of Djibouti"

Foot-tapping fusion

Iranian Kurdish author and activist Ava Homa (photo: Sam Attar)

Book review: Ava Homa's "Daughters of Smoke and Fire"

Living with the sting of hatred

Founding members of The Moorish Science Temple of America (source: www.moorishsciencetempleofamerica.info)

Book review: Jacob S. Dormanʹs ʺThe Princess and the Prophetʺ

Birthing America's Nation of Islam

British-Sudanese author Leila Aboulela (photo: picture-alliance/EdinburghEliteMedia/Ger Harley)

Book review: Leila Aboulela's "Bird Summons"

The arc of self-discovery

Iranian author Shokoofeh Azar (source: wilddingopress.com.au)

Book review: Shokoofeh Azar's "The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree"

Straight to the heart

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith (source: Bella Union)

Album review: Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – "Mummer Love"

Harar awakening

Demonstration by Quebecois far-right, nationalist, Islamophobic pressure group "La Meute" (source: YouTube)

Quebecʹs controversial Bill 21

Islamophobia festers in Canadaʹs Francophone heart

Photographer and author Joey Lawrence (photo: Joey Lawrence)

Non-fiction: Joey Lawrenceʹs "We came from fire"

A tribute to the Kurds

Tarek Mounib, Katie Appeldorn, Jason Reynolds, Marc Spalding, Brian Kopilec, Ellen and Terry Decker from the film "Free Trip to Egypt"

Film review: "Free Trip to Egypt"

Into the great unknown

1 May 2015: Fatima Sohawon, Canadian-Muslim-political science student-writer poses for pictures just outside of Yorkdale shopping centre. She wears a hijab and holds a political science text book with a Canadian flag sticking out of the book in one arm and a notebook in the other arm (photo: Imago/Zuma Press)

Right-wing populism in Canada

Is Trudeau's multi-cultural idyll in danger?

German-Lebanese author Pierre Jarawan performing at the 16th German Poery Slam Championships in Heidelberg on 17.11.2012 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/U. Anspach)

Book review: Pierre Jarawanʹs "The Storyteller"

Reconciling histories

Still taken from the "Asaharaden" video clip; Amankor/The Exile (source: YouTube)

Album review: Tartitʹs "Amankor/The Exile"

Lapping at your consciousness

Palestinian-British singer Reem Kelani (photo: Alexia Villard)

Album review: Reem Kelaniʹs "Why Do I Love Her?"

Sweet discomfort

American author Michael Muhammad Knight (photo: private)

Non-fiction: Michael Muhammad Knight's "Muhammad: Forty Introductions"

An arba'in for non-Muslims

Turkish singer-songwriter Gaye Su Akyol (photo: Aylin Gungor)

Album review: Gaye Su Akyolʹs "Istikrarl Hayal Hakikattir"

Singing the revolution

Archive photo: Turkish journalist and author Ahmet Altan attends a press conference having been awarded the 2009 Leipzig Media Prize, 08.10.2009 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Woitas)

Book review: Ahmet Altanʹs "Like a Sword Wound"

The rotten Empire

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