Culture

Aeham Ahmad playing his piano among the rubble, Syria (source: YouTube)

Syrian pianist Aeham Ahmad

How music can open doors

Still from the animated film "Tehran Taboo" by German-Iranian director Ali Soozandeh (copyright: Ali Soozandeh)

Ali Soozandeh's film "Tehran Taboo"

Nothing but taboos

A woman looks at a map at the exhibition "Jews, Christians and Muslims: Scientific Discourse in the Middle Ages, 500–1500" (photo: dpa)

Exhibition: "Jews, Christians and Muslims" in Berlin

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Dispelling myths

Siwan in concert on 12 November in S'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (source: siwan.no; photo: Annie Boedt)

Album review: Jon Balke and Siwan – "Nahnou Houm"

Chasing an elusive heritage

Segregation of men and women at the wailing wall in Jerusalem (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Jewish Museum Berlin's Jerusalem exhibition

The majesty and the misery

Palestinian artist and poet Farid Bitar and "Blade of Grass" editor Naomi Foyle (photo: Naomi Foyle)

Interview with Palestinian poet and artist Farid Bitar

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″I must either be the voice of sanity or justice″

Oboist accompanies dancing children and teenagers in a school on the Greek island of Chios (photo: Stamatis Menis)

Music festival on the Greek island of Chios

Opportunities for reflection

Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Book review: Dorit Rabinyan′s "All the Rivers"

Star-crossed lovers

Director Fatih Akin in front of a poster for ″In the Fade″ (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Fatih Akin's film "In the Fade"

Back in the saddle

Egyptian writer Donia Maher (source: elcinema.com)

Book review: Donia Maher′s ″The Apartment in Bab El Louk″

Chronicling a neighbourhood

Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with the Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar

"Their audacity leaves me speechless"

Veterinary surgeon Bahgat (Mohamed Mamdouh) in the Egyptian film ″A Man Wanted″ (source: IMDb)

Egyptian film controversy

Shams buys a man

Visitors to the 2017 Carthage Film Festival (photo: Sarah Mersch)

A new age dawns for Tunisian cinema

Press reboot!

Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, 1929-2009 (source: thefamouspeople.com)

Tayeb Salih′s ″Season of Migration to the North″

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A literary hall of mirrors

Poster advertising Al Darb Al Ahmar Art School in Cairo (source: Al Darb Al Ahmar Art School)

Cairo's Al Darb Al Ahmar Art School

The chance of a lifetime

Author Joseph Andras (photo: Rezvan S.)

Book review: Joseph Andras′ ″De nos freres blesses ″

A shameful chapter

Iranian author Nava Ebrahimi (photo: Katrin Ohlendorf)

Young Iranian women writers in Germany

Patchwork identities

Django Bates, Anouar Brahem, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland (photo: Bart Babinski/ECM Records)

Album review: Anouar Brahem′s ″Blue Maqams″

A gem of an album

Museum for Islamic Art in Doha (photo: Werner Bloch)

Qatar-Germany Year of Culture 2017

Crisis, what crisis?

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