Culture

Naima Shalhoub (photo: Tarik Kazaleh)

Album review: Naima Shalhoub's "Siphr"

Juxtaposing harsh realities with bright hope

View of Tripoli's historic quarter, Libya (source: Facebook/"Corners of Tripoli")

A visual record of Tripoli

Libya's citizen-photographers find beauty in a war zone

: Still from Mati Diop's "Atlantics" featuring Mame Bineta Sane as Ada (photo: Cannes Film Festival)

Film review: Mati Diop's "Atlantics"

Ada, to whom the future belongs

"Hawaii" is an astonishingly assured debut novel by up-and-coming author Cihan Acar (photo: Robin Schimko)

Book review: Cihan Acar's "Hawaii"

Hawaii in Heilbronn

Emirati talk show host Anas Bukhash in Dubai (photo: Bukhash Brothers)

Confronting social taboos in the Gulf

Emirates talk show host Anas Bukhash lays it on the line

Moroccan writer Aziz Binebine, former Tazmamart inmate and brother of Mahi Binebine (source: Twitter)

Aziz Binebine's "Tazmamart: Eighteen years in Morocco’s secret prison"

We were robbed of our health, our youth and our innocence

Groupe RTD (photo: Janto Djassi)

Album review: Groupe RTD's "The Dancing Devils of Djibouti"

Foot-tapping fusion

Still from "Baamum Nafi", lit.: Nafi's father (source: Joye Didi Entertainment Company)

Islamism in Senegal

A fight for the soul of Islam

View of the Tangier casbah (photo : Claudia Mende)

Tangier, Morocco

Of myths and modernity

Concert given by the Morgenland All Star Band (photo: Andy Spyra/laif)

16th Morgenland Festival Osnabruck

A virtual journey of sound across the Balkans

 Turkish TV series" Suleyman the Magnificent" (photo: imago/Seskim Photo)

Islamic popular culture

A match for Bollywood – the rise of Turkey's dizis

Regina Keil-Sagawe and Albert Memmi in Essaouira in March 2010 (photo: GOUFRANI)

Obituary: Tunisian author Albert Memmi

Adieu, Albert!

Miniature from the Divan of Hafez, a.k.a. Khwaja Shams-ud-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi (photo: picture-alliance/CPA Media Co. Ltd)

Professor Nasser Kanani on the Persian poet Hafez

"The joyful audacity of his spirit, the melody of his poetry"

Iranian Kurdish author and activist Ava Homa (photo: Sam Attar)

Book review: Ava Homa's "Daughters of Smoke and Fire"

Living with the sting of hatred

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