Culture

Musician Rabih Abou-Khalil (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Rabih Abou-Khalilʹs "The Flood and the Fate of the Fish"

Crisp chamber music

Translator Elisabeth Jaquette (left) and Sudanese writer Rania Mamoun (photos: private)

Interview with Sudanese writer Rania Mamoun and translator Elisabeth Jaquette

For the sheer pleasure of reading

The new Aladdin film starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad (source: YouTube; film trailer)

Hollywoodʹs flirtation with 1001 Nights

The Aladdin controversy

Berlinʹs Binooki publishers Inci Burhaniye (left) and Selma Wels in 2012 (photo: Barbara Dietl)

Berlinʹs Binooki publishing house

Cultural rapprochement hamstrung by Erdogan

German-Lebanese author Pierre Jarawan performing at the 16th German Poery Slam Championships in Heidelberg on 17.11.2012 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/U. Anspach)

Book review: Pierre Jarawanʹs "The Storyteller"

Reconciling histories

Arabic author Jokha Alharthi (l) and translator Marilyn Booth pose after winning the Man Booker International Prize for the book 'Celestial Bodies' in London on 21 May 2019 (photo: AFP/I. Infantes)

Man Booker International award

Johka Alharthi scoops a first for Arabic literature

Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan (photo: DW/A. Amini)

Book review: Amir Hassan Cheheltanʹs "Der standhafte Papagei"

History of a revolution

Comic strip from "The archive as a battlefront" by Rawand Issa (photo: Rawand Issa)

Lebanese comic artist Rawand Issa and "Not from Mars"

Being illegal is unbearable

Musician Adir Jan (photo: Denis Bauer)

Kurdish Art Rock band Adir Jan

Rainbow's hope in hell

Iraqi writer Nahidh al-Ramadhani (photo: private)

Book review: Nahidh al-Ramadhani's "The Hope Vendor"

A successive shattering of dreams

Algerian author and journalist Kamel Daoud (photo: picture-alliance/Gattoni/Leemage)

Kamel Daoud’s novel "Zabor"

Algeria and a patriarch's dying throes

Fatima Farheen Mirza, Indian-American author of "A Place for Us" (photo: Juergen Frank)

Interview with Indian-American author Fatima Farheen Mirza

"What kind of system are we trying to pass on?"

Syrian author Shahla Ujayli (photo: private)

Portrait of the Syrian writer Shahla Ujayli

Lessons in empathy

Still taken from the "Asaharaden" video clip; Amankor/The Exile (source: YouTube)

Album review: Tartitʹs "Amankor/The Exile"

Lapping at your consciousness

Pakistani author Mohammed Hanif (photo: Catherina Hess/A1 Verlag)

Interview with Pakistani author Mohammed Hanif

Life in a war zone

French-Moroccan film director Nabil Ayouch (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Nabil Ayouchʹs "Razzia"

Soaked in sorrow

Afghan-Lebanese-American filmmaker Mariam Ghani (source: YouTube)

Interview with filmmaker Mariam Ghani

The power of propaganda

German-Iraqi author Abbas Khider (photo: Jens Schlueter/Getty Images)

Book review: Abbas Khiderʹs "Deutsch fuer alle"

Simply making German simpler

DJs Rafi Gazani and Uros Petkovic at Arab Beats (photo: Sergej Kreso)

Balkan DJs initiate anti-racism parties

Berlin's Arab Beats

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