Art object, Alexandria, Egypt (photo: AP)

Frankfurt Book Fair

Arab Writers Are Worried

Cover of the first Bidoun edition (


Publishing Art from Three Corners of the World

Imam-al-Bukhara Mausoleum, Bukhara (photo: IFA)

Art and Architecture in Central Asia

"From the Red Star to the Blue Dome"

Film poster: "Channels of Rage"

Documentary Film

Rapping for Peace?

photo: AP


Berlin Film Festival Winner Hits Theaters

Cover of Irshad Manji's German edition of "The Trouble with Islam"

Book Review

The Trouble with "The Trouble with Islam"

Tahmineh Milani (photo: AP)

The Cheeky Girl

Günter Grass (photo: AP)


Grass Grows in the Desert

Stand auf Buchmesse in Kairo, Foto: AP


Buchmesse mit Imageverlust

Claude Chalhoub (photo: Universal Music)

"Orient Meets Occident"

Middle Eastern Music as a Challenge

National Library in Baghdad (photo: AP)

Books for Iraq

Filling up the Shelves

Artist in Exile

"I already Consider Myself a Palestinian"

Lebanese Diary

"A Day in the Souk Is Like a Night of Love"

Foto: Theater an der Ruhr

Silk Road Theatre Festival in the Ruhr

"A Book for a Book instead an Eye for an Eye"

From Peshawar to London Town

Raising the Profile of German Literature

Maren Strack

Overcoming Gravity

Logo: 'Tunis - Cologne'


A Cross-Cultural Mosaic

The interior court yard of the European Translators' Centre in Straalen (photo: EÜK)

Straelen, the Mecca of Literary Translators