Topic: Book Reviews

The Orient in flux: in 1798 Napoleon′s troops landed in Egypt and dealt a stunning blow to the Muslim Mamluks (source: Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Enlightenment in the Islamic world

Refuting the 'westernisation' narrative

Syrian opposition supporters protest the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Yassin al-Haj Saleh's "The Impossible Revolution"

The "Syrianisation" of the world

Author Joseph Andras (photo: Rezvan S.)

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

A shameful chapter

Graphic novelist Riad Sattouf (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. Vennenbernd)

Interview with graphic novelist Riad Sattouf

The eternal fascination with coming-of-age

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

Politician for the Green party, Omid Nouripour, addresses the German parliament (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Jeske)

Non-fiction: Omid Nouripour's "What to Do about Jihadists?"

Every day counts

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

Turkish author Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali

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

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

Saudi Arabian writer and novelist Badriah Albeshr (photo: private)

Book review: Badriah Albeshr′s ″Hend and the Soldiers″

In fear of the fury

Author and journalist Wolfgang Bauer (photo: Wikimedia Commons, Schelm)

Non-fiction: ″Stolen Girls″ by Wolfgang Bauer

What hides in the woods

Mazen Kerbaj (photo: Stewart Mostofsky)

Book review: Mazen Kerbaj′s ″Beirut won′t cry″

″Bombs pass and we bark″

Dissident Israeli historian and activist Ilan Pappe (source: YouTube)

Ilan Pappe′s latest publications

Israel′s mega-prison

The ruins of Aleppo in northern Syria (photo: Reuters/A. Ismail)

Book review: Niroz Malek′s ″Der Spaziergaenger von Aleppo″

Surviving in the death zone

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