Topic: Dialogue of Cultures | Intercultural Dialogue

A selection of books translated into Arabic by Nabil Al Haffar (source: Saqi Books; Atlas Books)

Interview with literary translator Nabil Al Haffar

"Always distance yourself from the original text"

Kids in Rurka Kalan, India decide on fair play rules as part of the "Kick for Tolerance" initiative (photo: YFC Rurka Kalan)

Pakistan and India

Punjabi kids kick for tolerance

Jewish cemetery in Essaouira, Morocco (photo: Claudia Mende)

Moroccoʹs Jewish legacy

The Rabbi of Essaouira

"Salib Sufi" band (photo: Roger Anis)

"Salib Sufi" project

Peace in their hearts, love in their minds

Hoda Marmar, administrator of Beirutʹs Bookoholics (photo: Hoda Marmar)

Profile: Hoda Marmar, administrator of Beirutʹs Bookoholics

Truly, madly, deeply into books

U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, Dwight Bush, Sr., the provincial governor, Younes Elbathaoui, the president of the Moroccan Jewish Community of Marrakech-Safi, Jacky Kadoch, and president of the High Atlas Foundation, Yossef Ben-Meir distribute fruit trees to farmers and schoolchildren in 2016 (photo: High Atlas Foundation)

The High Atlas Foundationʹs fruit tree nursery project

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Muslim-Jewish goodwill blossoms in Morocco

Members of Mr. Erbil Gentlemanʹs Club (source: YouTube; France24)

Mr. Erbil Gentlemanʹs Club

The Kurdish hipsters are in town

"Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan" CD cover and booklet (released by Ostinato Records)

Album review: "Two Niles to Sing a Melody"

The strings and synths of Sudan

Album review: Diali Cissokho and Kaira Baʹs "Routes"

Marrying music and culture

Lead singer Yvette Saatchi Perez and Mitra Sumara (source: Persian Cardinal Recordings)

Album review: Mitra Sumaraʹs "Tahdig"

Taking chances for change

Sabri Mili (right), Future Lab participant in Tunis (photo: Future Lab Tunisia)

"Future Lab Tunisia"

It all comes down to music

Street scene in Amman (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Cultural shift in Jordan

A slow awakening

"Welcome" in Persian, written on the window of a refugee reception centre in Tubingen, Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Gollnow)

When East meets West

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Debunking the ʹclash of civilisationsʹ myth

Palestinian-American poet Fady Joudah (photo: Milkweed Editions)

Poetry anthology: Fady Joudah's "Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance"

A web of living tissue

Iranians in front of the Mellat cinema complex in Tehran (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Kenare)

Fajr International Film Festival

Tehran meets Hollywood

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