Culture

Exhibits from the exhibition in Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle (photo: Bundeskunsthalle Bonn)

Iran exhibition: "Ancient Culture between Water and Desert "

The cradle of civilisation

Waguih Ghali and his friend Diana Athill during the 1960s (source: Cornell University Library)

Waguih Ghali′s diaries

The writer′s torment

Cartoon of a niqab-wearing woman (source: Facebook)

Niqab-wearing novelists in Egypt

Your philosophy, my religion

French philosopher Henry Corbin (source: Association des Amis de Henry et Stella Corbin) Cover of Suhrawardi′s ″The Shape of Light″ (published by Fons Vitae)

French philosopher Henry Corbin

Wherever the spirit guides

British Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid (photo: Laurent Denimal)

Book review: Mohsin Hamid′s ″Exit West″

Through the black door

Women in a book cafe in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (photo: Getty Images/A. Hilbai)

Saudi Arabia′s entertainment offensive

Not to be taken lightly

Hadeer Mansour and the books bike on a Cairo street (source: Facebook)

Cairo′s mobile library

Bringing books to the people

Egyptian author Kamal Ruhayyim (source: Twitter)

Book review: Kamal Ruhayyim′s ″Menorahs and Minarets″

The unchangeable past

Still from ″Gaza Surf Club″ (source: picture-alliance/dpa)

″Gaza Surf Club″ – a film documentary

Cresting the wave

Self-portrait by the Egyptian artist Heba Khalifa (photo: arabdocphotography.org)

Egyptian photographer Heba Khalifa in interview

"A space for confronting our fears"

Still from ″Heaven will wait″ (source: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH)

Mention-Schaar′s "Heaven will wait"

Rebels without a cause

Ann-Kathrin Carstensen, founder of the ″Rita in Palma″ fashion label, (centre), with two of her employees in the Berlin atelier (photo: Ceyda Nurtsch)

Showcasing integration at "Rita in Palma"

A hive of industry

Acclaimed illustrator and graphic novel author Reinhard Kleist (photo: picture-alliance/photoshot)

The first German graphic novel in Arabic

Sketches with global appeal

Art installation by Nilbar Gures: shoe, rose and dildo (photo: CHROMA Istanbul)

Gay artists revisit Berlin-Istanbul relations

Queer forms migrate

Syrian author Mustafa Khalifa and the Arabic cover of "The Shell"

Review: Mustafa Khalifa′s ″The Shell″

Guilty onlookers

Tunisian oud virtuoso Anouar Brahem (photo: Arthur Perset)

Interview with the Tunisian musician Anouar Brahem

″Merely a staging-post for refugees″

Tunisian singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi (photo: Julien Bourgeois)

Album review: ″Ensen″ by Emel Mathlouthi

Princess melancholy

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