Culture

Date stuffed with pistachios, Gaziantep, Turkey (photo: imago/Westend61)

Gaziantep Academy of Culinary Arts

Baklava, but not for beginners

Portrait of Salman Rushdie dated 1986 (photo: Kharbine Tababor/imago images)

Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses"

The long road to German publication

Arab women mobilise: the superheroine Qahera frees political prisoners, much to the displeasure of those in power (photo: Deena Mohamed)

Cartoonists in the Arab world

Children of the revolution

Illustration from Fariduddin Attar's "Vogelgespraeche" published by Edition Orient 2022 (source: Edition Orient)

Attar’s "The Conference of the Birds"

There is no person whose soul has not suffered

Algerian Jewish musican Edmond Nathan Yafil, in the centre with the violin and the striking moustache (source: over-blog.fr)

Muslims and Jews in the Maghreb

A whispered history

Still from "Flee" (source: fleemovie.com)

Afghan refugee confronts his past

"Flee", one man's story

Arab punk fusion band Al Qasar (photo: Kid Richards)

Al Qasar’s "Who Are We"

A hard message for a hard world

Symbolic image LGBTQ in the Maghreb (photo: DW/F.Steinborn)

Queer Film Festival in Tunisia

Between fear and courage

Symbolic image of a menorah, the Jewish seven-branched candlestick (photo: Roland Weihrauch/dpa/picture-alliance)

Nathan Englander's "kaddish.com"

Guilt and belated mourning rights

"Love and Compassion", 1971, by Syrian graphic designer Burhan Karkutli (source: eyeondesign.aiga.org)

“A History of Arab Graphic Design”

Shaping collective memories

Goethe Medal winner Mohamed Abla from Egypt at the award ceremony in Weimar, 28.08.2022 (photo: Goethe-Institut)

Mohamed Abla awarded Goethe Medal

Telling stories through art

Screenshot of German-born director Cem Kaya (source: BR)

Cem Kaya on Turkish pop culture

As multi-faceted as Asia Minor

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali (photo: KEYSTONE/picture-alliance)

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali

Tackling the tornado of history

Iranian author Abbas Maroufi in his Berlin bookshop (photo: pciture-alliance)

Death of Iranian writer Abbas Maroufi

Engaged in cultural dialogue

Geometric shapes have started to appear on Iranian carpets as part of a redesign and resizing in response to changing tastes, and fallen exports (photo: AFP)

Persian rugs in 21st century

Ancient Iranian tradition gets makeover as sales sink

Cover of "dort" literary magazine, showcasing contemporary Persian literature (source: publisher)

Young Persian fiction

"Dort": weird fiction fresh from Iran

Woman looking at art (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art

Iranians flock to see Western art

The ancient city of Susa in southwestern Iran (photo: picture-alliance)

Archaeological mystery

Ancient Elamite script from Iran deciphered?

Author Salman Rushdie (photo: Getty Images)

Salman Rushdie attack in New York

Surge of interest in Rushdie's works

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