Culture

"The Grass is Green, the Sky is Blue and She is Black", photography, 2017 (© Parastou Forouhar)

Interview with Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar

"Opposition to the religious patriarchal system is female"

Renowned Israeli documentary maker Avi Mograbi in his film "The First 54 Years – An abbreviated manual for military occupation" (photo: Avi Mograbi)

Avi Mograbi's documentary "The First 54 Years"

A "manual for the occupation"

Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali (photo: courtesy of Malek Jandali)

Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali

"Music has the magical power to transcend all barriers"

Israeli tear gas against Palestinian protests following the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem in 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Abed)

Israeli literature

Yishai Sarid's "Minatzahat" – killing with no fear

Film poster: "As I want" by Samaher al-Qadi (dsitributed by Prophecy Films)

Berlinale 2021: Samaher al-Qadi's "As I want"

“We’re meant to be ashamed of the way we laugh”

Moroccan novelist Meryem Alaoui (photo: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Meryem Alaoui's "Straight from the Horse’s Mouth"

A fiercely enjoyable feminist fairytale

Qawwali performance at a Sufi festival in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Sufi musik: Qawwali ensemble "Fanna-fi-Allah"

Searching for God's love

Art historian Wendy Shaw (photo: Bernd Wannenmacher)

"What is Islamic art?" with art historian Wendy Shaw

What is art, when the primary sensory organ is the heart?

Cover section of Amjad Nasser's poetry anthology "Shepherd of Solitude" (published by Banipal)

Book review: Amjad Nasser's "Land of No Rain"

A milestone of modern Arabic literature

The fourth "Tehran Book Fair without Censorship" was held at the same time as the Tehran Book Fair 2019. This exhibition denounces censorship and self-censorship in Iranian literature and culture (photo: DW)

Alireza Abiz' "Censorship of Literature in Post-Revolutionary Iran"

Iranian literature – the censor’s mindset

Tayeb Salih (1929 – 2009), one of Sudan's greatest authors of the twentieth century (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Ashraf Shazly

Tayeb Salih in translation

"Mansi": A rare book in its own way

Irish author and journalist Colum McCann (photo: P. Matsas/Opale/Leemage/laif)

Interview with Irish author Colum McCann

"Apeirogon" – an entire kaleidoscope of pain

Proud of the comic "Temple of Refugee" – refugee Sartep Namiq and project manager Alexander Koch (photo: The New Patrons)

Art, life, and the New Patrons

Sartep's graphic journey to a better world

Symbolic image of refugees (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Beyond the hackneyed Syrian refugee trope

Engage with our work, not our biographies

Screenshot from a video by Laxmi Dubey  (source: YouTube/Laxmi Dubey/Screenshot)

Hindu nationalism in India

India's hate-filled "saffron pop"

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