Culture

Refugees on the Austrian-German border (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Weigel)

Book review: ″Refugees Worldwide: Literary Reportage″

Hierarchies of the destitute

Yemeni author Habib Abdulrab Sarori (photo: private)

Interview with the Yemeni author Habib Abdulrab Sarori

The pendulum of conviction

Indonesian Sufis perform a ceremonial dance on 3 August 2012 in Jakarta (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Christoph Peters′ short story collection ″Selfie mit Sheikh″

Closer to the unknown

Pakistani American actress Aizzah Fatima (source: aizzah.wixsite.com)

Interview with Pakistani American actress Aizzah Fatima

"Human, flawed and funny"

Rafiki Jazz (photo: Rafiki Jazz)

Album review: Rafiki Jazz′ ″Har Dam Sahara″

In life′s every moment

Historian and author Michael Sommer (source: University of Oldenburg)

Non-Fiction: Michael Sommer′s ″Syria. Geschichte einer zerstoerten Welt″

Before the truth wars: The history of a destroyed world

The Silk Road Ensemble (source: silkroad.org)

The Silk Road Ensemble

"The Music of Strangers": A quest for perfect harmony

Egyptian film director Tamer El Said (photo: private)

Interview with director Tamer El Said

"In the Last Days of the City": Between light and dark

Indian novelist and activist Arundhati Roy (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

"The Ministry of Utmost Happiness"

Novelist Arundhati Roy: "India is colonising itself"

Jerry and Axmed Naaji, musicians in 1970s Mogadishu (source: Ostinato Records)

Album review

Lost Somali tapes: ″Sweet as broken dates″

Turkish author Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali

"Madonna in a fur coat": Longing for love of a different kind

Singer with the band project "Nishtiman" (photo: youtube)

The Kurdish people

Nishtiman music project: Transcending what divides

Erbil's Book Cafe (source: raseef22)

A reading Renaissance

Kurdistan′s Book Cafe: In praise of female entrepreneurs

Osama Alomar was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1968 and now lives in Chicago. He is the author of three collections of short stories and a volume of poetry in Arabic (source: cityofasylum.org)

Osama Alomar

″The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories″: A touch of Aesop

Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah (photo: private)

The 2017 Goethe Medals

Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah wins award: "Language is key"

Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussain Abdulredha (photo: Wikimedia)

Obituary

Actor Abdulhussain Abdulredha: The fourth tower of Kuwait

Star Wars space port Mos Espa (photo: picture-alliance/blickwinkel/B. Bachmann)

Maghreb

Reviving the Tunisian tourism industry: Calling on the force

Duo ″Ya Tosiba″ – vocalist Zuzu Zakaria and electronics whizz Tatu Mosak (source: YouTube)

Album review

″Love Party″ by Ya Tosiba: Sufi in the house

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