Culture

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

Our German fairytale

Reality, crueller than fiction

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

Scene from the play "The Queen Commanded Him to Forget" by Ofira Henig (photo: Peter Adamik)

Israeli director Ofira Henig

"We don’t give any answers, we ask questions"

Israeli-Iranian singer Liraz Charhi (photo: Shai Franco)

Liraz Charhi’s "Roya"

An Israeli-Iranian act of rebellion

Antoine Leiris played by Pierre Deladonchamps with his son (photo: Komplizen Film/Tobisfilm)

Paris Bataclan attack, 7 years on

You will not have my hate

 Supporters of Pakistan’s right wing Jamaat-e-Islami party protesting against the transgender rights bill in Lahore in October (photo: Arif ALI/AFP/File)

Transgender rights

Pakistani movie "Joyland" banned at home

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

Gaziantep Academy of Culinary Arts

Baklava, but not for beginners

Palestinians in Gaza after an airstrike (photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin

"Erasmus in Gaza"

Frankfurt Book Fair (photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/picture-alliance)

Frankfurt Book Fair

Iran drops out, citing interference

Lebanese author Rabih Alameddine (photo: Benito Ordonez)

Rabih Alameddine’s "The Wrong End of the Telescope"

We are all in search of a home

 Two of the four steel slabs of US artist Richard Serra's "East-West/West-East" installation in the Qatari desert (photo: Mustafa ABUMUNES AFP)

Richard Serra sculpture in Qatar desert

4WD pilgrimage to acclaimed installation

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

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

Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses"

The long road to German publication

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

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