Topic: Arabic literature

Goethe Medal winner Mohamed Abla from Egypt at the award ceremony in Weimar, 28.08.2022 (photo: Goethe-Institut)

Mohamed Abla awarded Goethe Medal

Telling stories through art

Sadly familiar with disasters: iftar meal in Aleppo, another city destroyed by Russian bombs, pictured in late April 2022 (photo: picture-alliance)

Khaled Khalifa’s “No One Prayed Over Their Graves”

The maelstrom of Aleppo

Guest of Honour Germany at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (photo: Abu Dhabi International Book Fair)

Abu Dhabi Book Fair

Arabic literature, criticism and commerce

A woman with her child in Darfur, Western Sudan (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/UNAMID/A.G.Farran)

Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin’s "The Messiah of Darfur"

A peacemaker in times of war

Algerian ethnologist and poet Habib Tengour (photo: private)

Book fair in Algiers

Habib Tengour and the "Poems of the World"

Preparing Medicine from Honey: Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, 1224 CE. Calligrapher: ‘Abdullah ibn al-Fadl. Iraq (source: The Met https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/451400; Public Domain)

"The Book of Charlatans"

Mediaeval Syria's answer to Mark Twain

Etel Adnan, Lebanese American poet and artist (photo: Pierre René-Worms/RFI)

Etel Adnan, Lebanese American poet and artist

A woman full of questions and innocence

Catalan-Moroccan author Najat El Hachmi (photo: Orlanda Verlag)

Najat El Hachmi’s "La filla estrangera"

An irrepressible desire for freedom

Saif Ghobash Banipal Translation Prize logo (source: arablit.org)

Dialogue of cultures

Banipal Translation Prize 2021: Shortlist of 5

Jordanian author Jalal Barjas, this year's winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (photo: IPAF)

Interview with Jordanian novelist Jalal Barjas

"Some Arab writers present distorted images of their societies"

Secular opposition members in front of a court in Egypt, 22.03.2013 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Sarhan Dhouib's "Erinnerungen an Unrecht"

Memories of injustice – for the liberation of Arab identity

30.05.2017., Zagreb, Croatia - The European Short Story Festival - Reading and FESS Short Story Award Ceremony. Hassan Blasim (photo: Tomislav Miletic/PIXSELL)

Book review: Hassan Blasim's "God 99"

A different sort of sacred

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

Leila Slimani's "The Country of Others"

Dreams in times of crisis

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