Culture

Protests in Frankfurt, Germany after the death of Mahsa Amini (image: dpa/picture-alliance)

Women's voices

Iranian literature in times of uprising

Retailer Salim Warda with a fake German licence plate (image: picture alliance/dpa | Johannes Schmitt-Tegg)

Cairo crazy about German licence plates

Egyptians favour the "D"

Still from Sarvnaz Alambeigi's documentary "1001 Nights Apart" (source: YouTube)

"1001 Nights Apart"

Dancing for freedom in Iran

Mehmet Celebi in the cemevi attached to his house (photo: Rainer Hermann)

Turkish music

Fighting for freedom with the lute, not the sword

A child looks up to the sky on a street full of rubble and destroyed buildings in Gaza (photo: Mahmoud Hams/Getty Images/picture alliance)

Palestinian writer Asmaa al-Atawna

"No stereotypical views of Arab women"

Two Tuareg with veiled faces riding on camels (photo: picture-alliance/imageBroker/K. Kreder)

The Tuareg: literature, language and culture

"The journey of the princess"

Hawa, a third-year Russian literature student, reads a book as she sits on a windowsill at her home in Kabul, Afghanistan, 23 October 2021 (photo: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

Hussein Mohammadi's novella "Scheherazade's heirs"

Keep writing! Literature from Afghanistan

Part of the album cover of "Anadolu Ejderi" by Gaye Su Akyol (source: Glitterbeat)

Album review: "Anadolu Ejderi" by Gaye Su Akyol

Letting the dragon roar!

People look at the Rosetta Stone on display in a glass cabinet in the British Museum (photo: Daniel Kalker/picture-alliance)

Hieroglyphs exhibition at the British Museum

Museums with guilt complexes

The window of the Forough bookshop and publishing house in Cologne, Germany (photo: privat)

Iranian literature in exile

"A great demand for Persian books"

Image of Rumi on a marketplace (photo: Marian Brehmer)

New release to mark 750th anniversary of Rumi's death

Complete edition of the "Masnavi" in German

Tunisian director Erige Sehiri (photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP)

Tunisia's Oscar shortlist

"Under The Fig Trees" and modern rural youth

The Khawatoons are South Asia's first all-women improv troupe (photo: Khawatoons)

Patriarchy in Pakistan

Pakistani feminist comedians challenge taboos

Cover of Dincer Gucyeter's "Unser Deutschlandmaerchen" published in German (poto: Mikrotext)

Our German fairytale

Reality, crueller than fiction

Al Saqi Books shopfront in Bayswater, London (photo: Al-Saqi Facebook)

Middle East literature

Al Saqi, Europe’s largest Middle Eastern bookseller, to close

Adam, the main character, is played by Palestinian actor Tawfeek Barhom (source: Cannes Film Festival)

Cairo Conspiracy a.k.a. Boy From Heaven

Al-Azhar, a Catholic monastery...and the Dalai Lama

Iranian actor Hengameh Ghaziani (source: Instagram)

Iran protests 2022

Female film stars show solidarity

Turkish writer and journalist Nedim Turfent (source: English PEN)

Nedim Turfent’s freedom of speech

Beyond the walls of Van

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