Topic: Book reviews

Author Christy Lefteri (photo: private; source: Penguin/Random House)

Book review: Christy Lefteri's "The Beekeeper of Aleppo"

Escaping hell on earth

Shida Bazyar (photo: Verlag Kiepenheuer und Witsch/Tabea Treichel)

Book review: Shida Bazyar's novel "Drei Kameradinnen"

Words like fire

30.05.2017., Zagreb, Croatia - The European Short Story Festival - Reading and FESS Short Story Award Ceremony. Hassan Blasim (photo: Tomislav Miletic/PIXSELL)

Book review: Hassan Blasim's "God 99"

A different sort of sacred

Professor Amina Wadud leads a Friday prayer service in Oxford, England on 17 October 2008 (photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/picture-alliance)

Amina Wadud's "Qur'an and Woman" revisited

"Inequality between men and women is contrary to Islam"

Richard W. Bulliet of Columbia University attends The Louise Blouin Foundation Presents The Fifth Annual Blouin Creative Leadership Summit – Day 1 at the Metropolitan Club on 19 September 2011 in New York City (photo: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The Louise Blouin Foundation)

Richard W. Bulliet's "Methodists and Muslims: My life as an Orientalist"

The agency of historians. Or what Edward Said missed out on

French-Moroccan author Leila Slimani (photo: Getty images/AFP/J.Saget)

Leila Slimani's "The Country of Others"

Dreams in times of crisis

Cover of Nasser Kanani's "The Love Poetry of Hafez through the Lens of German Literature: Hafez and his German Devotees" (published in German by Königshausen & Neumann)

Iranian literature in Germany

Roses from Shiraz: German devotees of Hafez

Edward Said (photo: picture-alliance/akg)

Interview with Prof Timothy Brennan

Why Edward Said still matters

German new anchor and journalist Constantin Schreiber (photo: Rudiger Woelk/Imago Images)

Book review: Constantin Schreiber's "Die Kandidatin"

Playing on fears of an Islamist takeover

Traffic at a Cairo intersection (source: YouTube screenshot)

Ziad Fahmy's "Street Sounds"

Egypt, and the "great clamour" of urban life

British author Isabella Hammad (photo: Ula Soltys)

Isabella Hammad on "The Parisian"

"Palestinians need to set the terms of their own liberation"

Illustration by Deloupy from "Algeriennes", story by Swann Meralli, translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger (published in English by Pennsylvania State University Press)

"Algeriennes" by Swann Meralli and Deloupy

The bravery and resilience of Algeria's "mujahidates"

Author and historian Raphael Cormack at the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival (photo: photoshot/picture-alliance)

Interview with Raphael Cormack, author of "Midnight in Cairo"

From dust to glory – the divas of Egypt’s roaring 20s

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