Author: Volker Kaminski

Indonesian Sufis perform a ceremonial dance on 3 August 2012 in Jakarta (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Christoph Peters′ short story collection ″Selfie mit Sheikh″

Closer to the unknown

The ruins of Aleppo in northern Syria (photo: Reuters/A. Ismail)

Book review: Niroz Malek′s ″Der Spaziergaenger von Aleppo″

Surviving in the death zone

Turkish author Elif Shafak (photo: imago)

Book review: Elif Shafak′s ″Three Daughters of Eve″

Straddling worlds

Iranian author Abbas Maroufi (photo: Volker Kaminski)

Interview with the Iranian writer Abbas Maroufi

″Self-censorship is the worst″

"Share Me" by Homa Arkani (source: DW)

Book review: "Always Coca-Cola" by Alexandra Chreiteh

The agony and the allure

Dima Wannous (photo: Richard Sammour)

Book review: "Details" by Dima Wannous

Everyday life in a dictatorship

Tailback in Tehran (photo: MEHR)

Book review: "I'm Probably Lost" by Sara Salar

Silent rebellion

Fadhil al-Azzawi (photo: Lewis Gropp/DW)

Fadhil al-Azzawi's novel "The Last of the Angels"

Topical, thrilling and entertaining – even after 25 years

Cover of the book Alev Cukurkavakli by Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali's novel "Yusuf"

A modern-day Odysseus

Rosa Yassin Hassan (photo: DW)

Book review: Rosa Yassin Hassan's "Guardians of the Air"

Nine months of suffering, hope and fear

Assaf Gavron (photo: © Philippe Matsas, Agence Opale)

Assaf Gavron's Novel "The Hilltop"

Message of Political Reconciliation

Filmstill from 'Zaytoun' (source: Pathé)

The Film ''Zaytoun'' by Eran Riklis

Unpicking the Hatred

Hisham Mattar (photo: AP)

Hisham Matar's Novel ''Anatomy of a Disappearance''

The Trauma of Loss