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Ayca Mirac performs at Jazz Schmiede in Dusseldorf, 14 March 2018 (source: Facebook; photo: Michael Weilandt)

Album review: Ayca Miracʹ "Lazjazz"

The magic of the Laz

Egyptian BookTubers Nada El Shabrawi and Shady (photo: Goethe-Institut)

Literary trends

Introducing Egypt's BookTubers

Islamic scholar Peter Heine (source: Klaus Wagenbach Verlag)

Book review: Peter Heineʹs "The Culinary Crescent"

Pepper... a universally-used condiment

Scene from Mohamed El Sagheerʹs "Gallert Epic" (photo: Goethe-Institut/Hassan Emad)

Mohamed El Sagheerʹs "Gallert Epic"

Hamlet in Egyptian

Screenshot from Jafar Panahiʹs "Three Faces" (distributed by Memento Films)

Jafar Panahiʹs "Three Faces"

An anti-feminist manifesto

Egyptian singer Dina El Wedidi performs at the El Genina Theatre in Cairo (photo: dinaelwedidi.com)

Egyptian singer Dina El Wedidi

Hypnotic rail rhythms

"Human Cargo" installation (photo: DW/W. Dick)

"Human Cargo" art project

Plumbing the depths of refugee pain

Turkish singer-songwriter Gaye Su Akyol (photo: Aylin Gungor)

Album review: Gaye Su Akyolʹs "Istikrarl Hayal Hakikattir"

Singing the revolution

Algerian film-maker Drifa Mezenner (source: Fcebook; Drifa Mezenner)

Algerian film-maker Drifa Mezenner on the generation gap

"Inshallah, if God lets us live that long"

The Christian Tony (Adel Karam) in Ziad Doueiriʹs film "The Insult" (source: Alpenrepublik Filmverleih)

Ziad Doueiriʹs film "The Insult"

A microcosm of Lebanese society

Archive photo: Turkish journalist and author Ahmet Altan attends a press conference having been awarded the 2009 Leipzig Media Prize, 08.10.2009 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Woitas)

Book review: Ahmet Altanʹs "Like a Sword Wound"

The rotten Empire

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"

Turkish photographer Ara Guler (photo: picture-alliance/AA/I. Terli)

Obituary: Turkish photographer Ara Guler

Chronicler of a bygone age

German-Turkish author Emine Sevgi Ozdamar (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

German-Turkish author Emine Sevgi Ozdamar

A literary maverick

South Sudanese author Stella Gitano (photo: private; source: Facebook)

Book review: Stella Gitanoʹs "Withered Flowers"

Mapping an unknown world

Mahdi Baraghithi at the Birzeit University exhibition (photo: DW/Sarah Hofmann)

4th Qalandiya International art exhibition

Showing for Palestinian solidarity

Cover of Dima Wannousʹ "Die Veraengstigten" – The Frightened (published in German by Karl Blessing)

Book review: Dima Wannousʹ "Die Veraengstigten"

Naked despair laid bare

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