Topic: Arabic literature

Lebanese author Chaza Charafeddine (photo: Talal Khoury; source: edition-converso.com))

Chaza Charafeddine's "Beirut für wilde Mädchen"

Flashback from Beirut

Rafik Schami (photo: Dieter Nagl/AFP)

Spotlight on bridge-builders: Rafik Schami

The story-teller from Damascus

Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian physician, author and well-known women′s rights advocate (photo: Nawal El Saadawi)

Obituary: Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian women's rights activist

Defiant icon of the Arab women's movement

Lebanese author Elias Khoury (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Author and critic Elias Khoury

"Lebanon has always rebelled against political repression"

Art historian Wendy Shaw (photo: Bernd Wannenmacher)

"What is Islamic art?" with art historian Wendy Shaw

What is art, when the primary sensory organ is the heart?

Cover section of Amjad Nasser's poetry anthology "Shepherd of Solitude" (published by Banipal)

Book review: Amjad Nasser's "Land of No Rain"

A milestone of modern Arabic literature

Tayeb Salih (1929 – 2009), one of Sudan's greatest authors of the twentieth century (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Ashraf Shazly

Tayeb Salih in translation

"Mansi": A rare book in its own way

Symbolic image of refugees (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Beyond the hackneyed Syrian refugee trope

Engage with our work, not our biographies

e Lebanese artist Hayat Nazer has erected a statue made of broken glass, pieces of metal and debris opposite the explosion site at the harbour. The clock shows the time of the explosion: 6.08 pm (photo: Andrea Backhaus)

Explosion in Lebanon

The soul of the city – Beirut's cultural decline

Excerpt from "The Prophet: A Graphic Novel", adapted and illustrated by Pete Katz (published by Canterbury Classics)

Pete Katz and "The Prophet: A Graphic Novel"

Romantic ideals for a new generation

On their reading tour through Germany, Iraqi authors Rola Buraq, Azhar Ali Hussein und Amal Ibrahim (left to right) spoke about their work and current developments in Iraq. Birgit Svensson (right) is the initiator of the Inanna network; in the background translator Günther Orth (photo: Christopher Resch)

Showcasing the writing of Iraqi women

Close to the wounds, but even closer to hope

Lebanese writer and critic Elias Khoury (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/B. Hussein)

Lebanese author Elias Khoury in interview

Beirut's ruling class – "The stupidest mafia there is"

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