Culture

Still from Nouri Bouzidʹs ʺThe Scarecrowsʺ (source: official Facebook page)

Film review: Nouri Bouzidʹs ʺThe Scarecrowsʺ

Making amends is one path to healing

Iraqi author Usama Al Shahmani (photo: Limmat Verlag/Ayse Yavas)

Iraqi author Usama Al Shahmani

ʺIn foreign lands, the trees speak Arabicʺ

Tomb of the Persion poet Hafez in Shiraz, Iran (source: Wikimedia)

Book review: Stefan Weidner's ʺ1001 Books. The Literatures of the Orientʺ

The Middle East – a rich vein of world literature

Deceased Kuwaiti author Ismail Fahd Ismail (source: screenshot; Facebook)

Book review: Ismail Fahd Ismail’s "The Old Woman and the River"

Hemingway, eat your heart out!

 Salafism recruitment symbolic image (picture-alliance/dpa/R. Peters)

Islamism in Germany

Fighting Salafists with YouTube satire

Palestinian author Ibtisam Azem (photo: private)

Book review: Ibtisam Azem's "The Book of Disappearance"

We woke to find them gone

Turkish rapper Saniser (photo: leo xandre)

Shaking the status quo in Turkey

#Susamam rappers: "Turkish society is on our side"

Archive image: India's Gujarat State Chief Minister Narendra Modi looks on at the Gujarat University Convention Centre in Ahmedabad on 17 September 2011 (source: Getty Images/AFP/S. Panthaky)

Cultural politics in India

India's celebrities confront Hindu nationalism

Extract from the "Karin" music video (source: YouTube)

"Karin" – an Armenian-Turkish music project

From deportations to duets

Iranian director Schokofeh Kamiz (photo: private)

Interview with film director Schokofeh Kamiz

"I was surprised she wasn't a bigger sensation"

Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan (photo: Wolfgang Kumm/dpa)

Interview with Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan

"Literature is based on politics and eroticism"

A tour with Kaya Behklam in Cairo (photo: Kaya Behkalam)

Interview with the artist Kaya Behkalam

Preserving the memory of the Egyptian Revolution

Jaffaʹs Arab-Hebrew Theatre (photo: Katrin Franke)

Jaffaʹs Arabic-Hebrew theatre

Model for a democratic, secular Israel

Carlos Spottorno; cover of Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril's "La Grieta", published in Spanish by Astiberri Ediciones; Guillermo Abril

Interview with Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril

"The Crack": Europe's identity crisis

Author Nathan Englander (photo: Getty Images)

Nathan Englander’s novel "Dinner at the centre of the earth"

Caught in limbo

Iranian musician Habib Meftah performs at the Rudolstadt music festival on 5 July 2019 (photo: Bernd G. Schmitz)

Interview with Iranian percussionist Habib Meftah

Analogue "electrofolk" from southern Iran

The exhibition "Forgotten Enlightenments – Unknown Stories about Islam in Contemporary Art" in Leipzig, Germany (photo: Goethe-Institut/Walther Le Kon)

Global history of ideas – contemporary Muslim art

Enlightenment rediscovered

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