Culture

Mahi Binebine (photo: Wikimedia Commons/Laurent Moulager - hipstoresk 2017)

Book review: Mahi Binebine's novel "Le Fou du roi"

At His Majesty's pleasure

Three clay fragments bearing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh (photo: Osama Shukir Muhammed Armin; FRCP / CC-by-sa 4.0)

Treasures of the Ancient Middle East

Deciphering the first written language

French-Moroccan author Saphia Azzeddine (photo: Getty Images/F. Durand)

Book review: Saphia Azzeddineʹs "Bilqiss"

"Just being born a woman is a provocation"

Arab. Buchcover "Geschichten aus dem Sudan" von Lubna Isam

Lubna Isamʹs "Sudanese Tales”

Tradition in the present

View of the historic old town of Chefchaouen, Morocco (photo: picture-alliance)

The Maghrebʹs Moorish-Spanish legacy

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Andalusia begins in northern Morocco

Lebanese-British satirist Karl Sharro (photo: James Berry)

Interview with Lebanese-British satirist Karl Sharro

"Politicising Muslim identity is counter-productive"

Iraqi author Shahad al-Rawi (photo: picture alliance/EdinburghElitemedia/G. Harley)

Book review: Shahad al-Rawiʹs "The Baghdad Clock"

Romance and sanctions in ʹ90s Iraq

Album review: Diali Cissokho and Kaira Baʹs "Routes"

Marrying music and culture

Documenting illegal dog fights in Istanbul. An image from the "Control" series, 2015-2016, by Cagdas Erdogan; "A Pillar of Smoke" exhibition (photo: courtesy of the artist)

French festival showcases contemporary Turkish photography

Truths that buck the official discourse

Prominent writer Alaa Al Aswany walks with anti-Morsi protesters as they chant anti-government slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on 27 November 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Alaa Al Aswanyʹs novel "The Republic As If"

Elias Khoury salutes Al Aswanyʹs courage

Afrah Nasser. Jeem Project (photo: tyemen art base)

Female Yemeni artists

Making art in times of war

Still from the film "The 90 Minute War" (photo: Daniel Kedem/GRINGO films GmbH)

Film review: "The 90 Minute War"

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A level playing field

Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour: 1946–2014 (source: Twitter)

Book review: Radwa Ashour's "The Journey"

An inheritance of grief and joy

Mosque in Saveh, 1871 (photo: Ali Moujani, Golestan Palace, Tehran)

Historical photographs of Iran

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Into the heart of Shia

Still from"A War": Danish actor Pilou Asbæk plays Claus Michael Pedersen, the officer on trial (photo: Magnolia Pictures)

Tobias Lindholmʹs "A War"

Nordic tragedy in Afghanistan

Israeli director Samuel Maoz (photo: DW/Sarah Judith Hofmann)

Interview with film director Samuel Maoz

Israeli "Foxtrot" pulls no punches

Sadaf Foroughi arrives on the red carpet at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on 11 March 2018 (photo: picture alliance/empics)

Interview with award-winning Iranian film director Sadaf Foroughi

Ava, my adolescent self

Syrian Philippino rapper Nasser Shorbaji, a.k.a. Chyno, from Damascus (source: Stories by the City)

Syrian-Philippino rapper Nasser Shorbaji

Hip-hopping between generations

Egyptian oud player and singer Sheikh Imam (source: YouTube)

Legendary oud player and singer Sheikh Imam

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Egypt's musical rebel

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