Topic: Arabic literature

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"

View of the Tangier casbah (photo : Claudia Mende)

Tangier, Morocco

Of myths and modernity

Regina Keil-Sagawe and Albert Memmi in Essaouira in March 2010 (photo: GOUFRANI)

Obituary: Tunisian author Albert Memmi

Adieu, Albert!

Palestinian author Sahar Khalifeh (photo: private; source: Facebook)

Book review: Sahar Khalifeh's "Passage to the Plaza"

It's all a question of timing

Algerian-French poet Habib Tengour (source: YouTube)

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

True legends

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