Topic: Book reviews

German-Lebanese author Pierre Jarawan performing at the 16th German Poery Slam Championships in Heidelberg on 17.11.2012 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/U. Anspach)

Book review: Pierre Jarawanʹs "The Storyteller"

Reconciling histories

Arabic author Jokha Alharthi (l) and translator Marilyn Booth pose after winning the Man Booker International Prize for the book 'Celestial Bodies' in London on 21 May 2019 (photo: AFP/I. Infantes)

Man Booker International award

Johka Alharthi scoops a first for Arabic literature

Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan (photo: DW/A. Amini)

Book review: Amir Hassan Cheheltanʹs "Der standhafte Papagei"

History of a revolution

Iraqi writer Nahidh al-Ramadhani (photo: private)

Book review: Nahidh al-Ramadhani's "The Hope Vendor"

A successive shattering of dreams

Still from "Voices of Jordan" web video (source: ranasweis.com)

Rana Sweisʹ "Voices of Jordan"

A realistic snapshot of Jordanian society

Fatima Farheen Mirza, Indian-American author of "A Place for Us" (photo: Juergen Frank)

Interview with Indian-American author Fatima Farheen Mirza

"What kind of system are we trying to pass on?"

Syrian author Shahla Ujayli (photo: private)

Portrait of the Syrian writer Shahla Ujayli

Lessons in empathy

Islamic scholar and writer Stefan Weidner (photo: private)

Interview with Islamic scholar Stefan Weidner

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Thinking outside the Western box

Man passing a mural on Si Tir Street in Tehran, a famous boulevard in the Iranian capital (photo: Tasnim)

Christian Welzbacherʹs "Iran, Ordibehescht 1396"

Freeloading in Iran

Libyan author Ibrahim al-Koni (source: YouTube)

Book review: Ibrahim al-Koniʹs "The Fetishists"

Intricate patterns of the mind

Author and playright Sasha Marianna Salzmann (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Dedert)

Interview with playwright and novelist Sasha Marianna Salzmann

The trap of the century

Still from "Khartoum Offside" (photo: Marwa Zein/Berlinale)

Berlinale 2019: Marwa Zein's "Khartoum Offside"

Football, film and freedom in Sudan

Statue of Frederick the Great at Zinna Monastery (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Book review: Joseph Croitoru's "Die Deutschen und der Orient"

Between contempt and fascination

Sun behind the minarets of Istanbul (photo: dpa)

Book review: Bettany Hughes' "Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities"

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Cementing the Orientalist legacy

French author Cecile Oumhani (source: YouTube)

Book review: Cecile Oumhaniʹs "Tunisian Yankee"

Life is elsewhere

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