Author: Volker Kaminski

The author Fatima Daas (photo: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

Book review: Fatima Daas' "The Last One"

Confessions of a Muslim woman

French-Moroccan author Leila Slimani (photo: Getty images/AFP/J.Saget)

Leila Slimani's "The Country of Others"

Dreams in times of crisis

Iraqi author Usama Al Shahmani (photo: Ennio Leanza/Keystone/picture-alliance)

Usama Al Shahmani's "Im Fallen lernt die Feder fliegen"

Falling, the feather learns to fly

"Hawaii" is an astonishingly assured debut novel by up-and-coming author Cihan Acar (photo: Robin Schimko)

Book review: Cihan Acar's "Hawaii"

Hawaii in Heilbronn

Algerian-French poet Habib Tengour (source: YouTube)

Book review: Habib Tengour's "Le Vieux de la Montagne"

True legends

Iranian author Pajand Soleymani (photo: private)

Book review: Pajand Soleymani's "Immer mit Zucker"

Bittersweet life

Author Sherko Fatah (source: YouTube)

Book review: Sherko Fatah's "Schwarzer September"

Dirty war

Iraqi author Usama Al Shahmani (photo: Limmat Verlag/Ayse Yavas)

Iraqi author Usama Al Shahmani

ʺIn foreign lands, the trees speak Arabicʺ

Author Nathan Englander (photo: Getty Images)

Nathan Englander’s novel "Dinner at the centre of the earth"

Caught in limbo

Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan (photo: DW/A. Amini)

Book review: Amir Hassan Cheheltanʹs "Der standhafte Papagei"

History of a revolution

French author Cecile Oumhani (source: YouTube)

Book review: Cecile Oumhaniʹs "Tunisian Yankee"

Life is elsewhere

Iranian author Fariba Vafi (photo: Nashr-e Markaz)

Book review: Fariba Vafi′s "Der Traum von Tibet"

Women suffering in silence

Cover of Dima Wannousʹ "Die Veraengstigten" – The Frightened (published in German by Karl Blessing)

Book review: Dima Wannousʹ "Die Veraengstigten"

Naked despair laid bare

Mahi Binebine (photo: Wikimedia Commons/Laurent Moulager - hipstoresk 2017)

Book review: Mahi Binebine's novel "Le Fou du roi"

At His Majesty's pleasure

Cover of Khaled Khalifaʹs "Der Tod is ein muehseliges Geschaeft" – Death is an arduous business (published in German by Rowohlt)

Book review: Khaled Khalifaʹs "Der Tod is ein muehseliges Geschaeft"

A funeral cortege through hell

Burhan Sönmez (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Book review: "Istanbul Istanbul" by Burhan Sönmez

Laughing in the face of death

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