Culture

War photographer Andy Spyra (photo: J. Idrizi)

Interview with war photographer Andy Spyra

The pull of war

Historic illustration of Babur and his successor Humayun (source: Wikipedia)

Homoerotic poetry in Islam

Reeling with desire

Malian band Alkibar Jr.

Album review: "Jamal" by Alkibar Jr.

Mali's musical resistance

Arab authors who have sought refuge in Germany

Birthing a literature of refuge

A question of mutual interest

Tunisian rapper Boutheina El Alouadi in front of the Cultural Centre in Nabeul (photo: Julia Neumann)

Tunisian rapper Boutheina El Alouadi

Rapping against sexism and Salafists

Michael Buthe's "Sun Room" installation, 1976. Musee du Echnaton (source:: VG Bild-Kunst)

German artist Michael Buthe

″My inner Marrakesh″

Grand opening of the 59th Festival for Animation and Documentary Films in Leipzig, November 2016

Turkish documentaries at Dok Leipzig 2016

Resilience in the face of adversity

Rebekah Maggor, editor of ″Tahrir Tales: Plays from the Egyptian Revolution″ (source: vimeo)

Book review: ″Tahrir Tales: Plays from the Egyptian Revolution″

The drama of protest

Artist Frauke Frech (source: vimeo)

Refugees, Frauke Frech and The Grand Beauty Salon

From peach to nectarine

Iranian author Abbas Maroufi (photo: Volker Kaminski)

Interview with the Iranian writer Abbas Maroufi

″Self-censorship is the worst″

Visitors to the Hargeisa Book Fair in Somaliland (photo: Kate Stanworth)

Book fair on the Horn of Africa

Somalinimo in Hargeisa

Visitors to the German stand at the International Book Fair in Istanbul (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Germany at the Istanbul Book Fair

Solidarity with readers

Anas al-Basha, the last clown in Aleppo, is dead (source: AP)

Remembering ″the Clown of Aleppo″

The last laugh

Iranian singer Mamak Khadem (photo: Afshin Javadi/mamak-khadem.com)

Persian singer Mamak Khadem

Open to new influences

Discussion following a film screening in Cairo′s Jesuit Cinema Club (source: Jesuit Cinema Club)

″Cinema Clubs″ in Egypt

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Rediscovering the silver screen

Images and videos of demonstrations against immigration laws in Denmark are presented in CAMP exhibtions along with banners and outfits activists used in demonstrations (photo: Changiz M. Varzi)

″Deportation Regime″ at Copenhagen′s CAMP art gallery

The right of blood

Cigdem Aslan (photo: Alex Harvey Brown)

Album review: Cigdem Aslan's ″A Thousand Cranes″

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Tugging at your heartstrings

Syrian musician Raed Jazbeh (photo: Samih Amiri)

Refugees and music

Finding common ground

Lebanese author Hilal Chouman (source: Flickr)

Book review: Hilal Chouman′s ″Limbo Beirut″

Hybrid lives

Cover of Latifa al-Zayyat′s biography (source: mobtada.com)

The 20th anniversary of Latifa al-Zayyat′s death

Dauntless to the end

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