Topic: Book reviews

Iranian women protest against compulsory headscarves (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/SalamPix)

Golineh Atai's unsung heroines

In Iran, freedom is female

Illustration from Fariduddin Attar's "Vogelgespraeche" published by Edition Orient 2022 (source: Edition Orient)

Attar’s "The Conference of the Birds"

There is no person whose soul has not suffered

Hagia Sophia: a monument spanning two world religions, Christianity and Islam (photo: Getty Images)

No Europe without Islam

"Europe's history is rooted in migration"

Symbolic image of a menorah, the Jewish seven-branched candlestick (photo: Roland Weihrauch/dpa/picture-alliance)

Nathan Englander's "kaddish.com"

Guilt and belated mourning rights

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali (photo: KEYSTONE/picture-alliance)

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali

Tackling the tornado of history

Iranian author Abbas Maroufi in his Berlin bookshop (photo: pciture-alliance)

Death of Iranian writer Abbas Maroufi

Engaged in cultural dialogue

Istanbul view of the Hagia Sofia (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Istanbul in 24 hours

What's it like to live in a fractured city?

Ruling BJP party rally in Kolkata, India (photo: picture-alliance)

Rahman Abbas' "Zindeeq"

Who's learning lessons from the Holocaust?

Cover of "dort" literary magazine, showcasing contemporary Persian literature (source: publisher)

Young Persian fiction

"Dort": weird fiction fresh from Iran

Holocaust memorial in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Holocaust, colonialism and mutual understanding

Time for a refresher in humanity

Kashmiri Hindus, called Pandits, protest with placards demanding justice after the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits during a rebellion by the Muslim majority in Kashmir during the 1990s, New Delhi, India on 1 April 2022 (photo: Mayank Makhija/Nur Photo)

"The Kashmir Files"

Serving up Indian propaganda

Jadd Hilal (photo: Lenos Verlag)

Jadd Hilal's debut novel

Women searching and yearning for home

Photo montage: Cover of "This Arab is Queer" (published by Saki Books; background photo: picture-alliance)

LGBTQ+ Pride

Being queer and Arab

Sadly familiar with disasters: iftar meal in Aleppo, another city destroyed by Russian bombs, pictured in late April 2022 (photo: picture-alliance)

Khaled Khalifa’s “No One Prayed Over Their Graves”

The maelstrom of Aleppo

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