Topic: Book reviews

American author Michael Muhammad Knight (photo: private)

Non-fiction: Michael Muhammad Knight's "Muhammad: Forty Introductions"

An arba'in for non-Muslims

Man squats in the ruins that were once the Syrian town of Raqqa (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Non-fiction: Rania Abouzeidʹs "No turning back"

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The humans behind the headlines

Mauritanian author Mbarek Ould Beyrouk (Editions Elyzad, Tunisia)

Book review: Mbarek Ould Beyroukʹs "The Desert and the Drum"

One of a kind

Iranian author Fariba Vafi (photo: Nashr-e Markaz)

Book review: Fariba Vafi′s "Der Traum von Tibet"

Women suffering in silence

Psychologist Burkhard Hofmann, author of "Und Gott schuf die Angst: Ein Psychogramm der arabischen Seele", And God created fear: A psychogram of the Arab soul (source: YouTube)

Burkhard Hofmann's "And God created fear"

A psychogram of the Arab soul

Archive photo: Turkish journalist and author Ahmet Altan attends a press conference having been awarded the 2009 Leipzig Media Prize, 08.10.2009 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Woitas)

Book review: Ahmet Altanʹs "Like a Sword Wound"

The rotten Empire

South Sudanese author Stella Gitano (photo: private; source: Facebook)

Book review: Stella Gitanoʹs "Withered Flowers"

Mapping an unknown world

Cover of Dima Wannousʹ "Die Veraengstigten" – The Frightened (published in German by Karl Blessing)

Book review: Dima Wannousʹ "Die Veraengstigten"

Naked despair laid bare

Shakir Hassan Al Said: "Return to the Village", oil on canvas, 1951 (source: Darat al Funun)

"Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents"

Pioneering volume or seminal work?

French-Moroccan author Saphia Azzeddine (photo: Getty Images/F. Durand)

Book review: Saphia Azzeddineʹs "Bilqiss"

"Just being born a woman is a provocation"

Arab. Buchcover "Geschichten aus dem Sudan" von Lubna Isam

Lubna Isamʹs "Sudanese Tales”

Tradition in the present

Lebanese-British satirist Karl Sharro (photo: James Berry)

Interview with Lebanese-British satirist Karl Sharro

"Politicising Muslim identity is counter-productive"

Iraqi author Shahad al-Rawi (photo: picture alliance/EdinburghElitemedia/G. Harley)

Book review: Shahad al-Rawiʹs "The Baghdad Clock"

Romance and sanctions in ʹ90s Iraq

Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour: 1946–2014 (source: Twitter)

Book review: Radwa Ashour's "The Journey"

An inheritance of grief and joy

Islam scholar and journalist Stefan Weidner (photo: private)

Non-fiction: Stefan Weidner on the future of the West

Next-level cosmopolitanism

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