Topic: German-Arab Literature Exchange

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

German writer Guy Helminger in Sanaa, Yemen (photo: Guy Helminger)

Interview with writer Guy Helminger about Yemen

No ulterior motives, just tea

Postcard showing the Hotel Majestic in Tunis in the 1930s (source: Wikipedia)

Book review: Daniel Speck's "Piccola Sicilia"

Little Sicily in North Africa

Syrian author Mustafa Khalifa during a reading with the translator Larissa Bender (photo: DW)

Interview with Syrian author Mustafa Khalifa

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"The Syrian revolution is bigger than a thousand novels"

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"

Arabic childrenʹs books on display at the Arabic Childrenʹs Literature Festival in Munich (source: The International Youth Library)

Germanyʹs Arabic Childrenʹs Literature Festival

Karimʹs adventures

Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah (photo: private)

The 2017 Goethe Medals

Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah wins award: "Language is key"

Kurdish Syrian writer Salim Barakat (photo: Salim Barakat)

Mahmoud Hosny on Salim Barakat

What English is missing

Arab authors who have sought refuge in Germany

Birthing a literature of refuge

A question of mutual interest

Historical portrait of Ibn Arabi (photo: Arab48)

The poems of Ibn Arabi

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Interpreting desire

Cover of Fadi Zaghmout's "Bride of Amman" (published by Signal 8 Press)

Ibn Rushd lecture: "The Bride of Amman"

Symbolic image of Arabic books (photo: Loay Mudhoon)

Arabic literature as a cultural asset

Uncharted waters

Algerian author and journalist Kamel Daoud (photo: AFP/Getty Images/B. Langlois)

The Algerian writer Kamel Daoud

Who is the Arab man?

French and Arabic versions of the novel ″Hurma″ by the Yemeni author Ali al-Muqri

Interview with the Yemeni author Ali al-Muqri

″Sex is the origin of all life″

Litrix.de Panel: Rania Zaghir und Amira El-Ahl, vlnr (Foto: Goethe-Institut/Mirko Lux)

The Arab world

(Not) an unlimited book market?

Najet Adouani (photo: private)

Interview with the Tunisian poet Najet Adouani

"Nothing can stop me from spreading my wings"

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