Topic: Dialogue of Cultures | Intercultural Dialogue

Tomb of the Persion poet Hafez in Shiraz, Iran (source: Wikimedia)

Book review: Stefan Weidner's ʺ1001 Books. The Literatures of the Orientʺ

The Middle East – a rich vein of world literature

Dr. Saad Salloum, Iraqi political scientist, expert in diversity and general coordinator of Masarat (photo: private)

Interview with Iraqi expert Saad Salloum

Celebrating religious diversity in Iraq

Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan (photo: Wolfgang Kumm/dpa)

Interview with Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan

"Literature is based on politics and eroticism"

Demonstration by Quebecois far-right, nationalist, Islamophobic pressure group "La Meute" (source: YouTube)

Quebecʹs controversial Bill 21

Islamophobia festers in Canadaʹs Francophone heart

Gisbert Baarmann's Ring for Peace in the Luitpold Park, Lindau, Germany (photo: DW/C. Strack)

Interreligious dialogue

Like a UN General Assembly of religions

South Korean boy group Super Junior (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Music and human rights in Saudi Arabia

To perform or not to perform?

Tarek Mounib, Katie Appeldorn, Jason Reynolds, Marc Spalding, Brian Kopilec, Ellen and Terry Decker from the film "Free Trip to Egypt"

Film review: "Free Trip to Egypt"

Into the great unknown

1 May 2015: Fatima Sohawon, Canadian-Muslim-political science student-writer poses for pictures just outside of Yorkdale shopping centre. She wears a hijab and holds a political science text book with a Canadian flag sticking out of the book in one arm and a notebook in the other arm (photo: Imago/Zuma Press)

Right-wing populism in Canada

Is Trudeau's multi-cultural idyll in danger?

The use of the Arabic language alongside the Hebrew language was a matter of course for Iraqi Jews right up to their death, as the text on the gravestone shows: Itzhak Schlomo, died on day 24 of the Hebrew month Iyar in 679 (source: Facebook; Israel in Iraqi dialect)

Iraqi Jews

Iraqi Judaism lives on in literary form

Martin Kollar's "Field Trip/Israel"; 2009-2011 (photo: Martin Kollar)

Berlin Jewish Museum: Exhibiting "This Place"

A personal take on Israel

Franco-Moroccan author Leila Slimani (photo: Catherine Helie/Editions Gallimard)

Interview with Franco-Moroccan author Leila Slimani

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"Treat right-wing extremists like children"

Egyptian author and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz on 20 October 1988 in his favourite cafe "Ali Baba" on Cairoʹs Tahrir Square (photo: picture-alliance/Bildarchiv)

Previously unpublished work

Naguib Mahfouz' "The Quarter"

Church of Saint Merry, Paris (photo: Mbzt; Wikimedia.org, Creative Commons 3.0 Unported Licence)

Nuit Sacree 2019 in Paris

"No-one has a monopoly on transcendence"

Translator Elisabeth Jaquette (left) and Sudanese writer Rania Mamoun (photos: private)

Interview with Sudanese writer Rania Mamoun and translator Elisabeth Jaquette

For the sheer pleasure of reading

The new Aladdin film starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad (source: YouTube; film trailer)

Hollywoodʹs flirtation with 1001 Nights

The Aladdin controversy

Excavation site in Mertola (photo: Marta Vidal)

Uncovering Portugalʹs Islamic roots

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Where Christians pray facing Mecca

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