Topic: Book reviews

A man at the grave of a victim of the Iran-Iraq war (photo: Hartmut Niemann)

Book review: Narges Bajoghli's "Iran Reframed"

Glossy nationalism to win over Iran's youth

Ronya Othmann (photo: Cihan Caknak)

Interview with author Ronya Othmann

Fighting the obliteration of Kurdish-Yazidi identity

Child in a Koran school in Tripoli, Libya (photo: Getty Images/AFP/MAHMUD TURKIA)

Rationality in Islamic theology

Muslims – believers caught between reason and revelation

"Hawaii" is an astonishingly assured debut novel by up-and-coming author Cihan Acar (photo: Robin Schimko)

Book review: Cihan Acar's "Hawaii"

Hawaii in Heilbronn

Moroccan writer Aziz Binebine, former Tazmamart inmate and brother of Mahi Binebine (source: Twitter)

Aziz Binebine's "Tazmamart: Eighteen years in Morocco’s secret prison"

We were robbed of our health, our youth and our innocence

Still from "Baamum Nafi", lit.: Nafi's father (source: Joye Didi Entertainment Company)

Islamism in Senegal

A fight for the soul of Islam

Cover of Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children" and the author herself (source: W.W. Norton & Company/Twitter)

Non-fiction: Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children"

The Jews who fled Nazi Germany to finally end up in Iran

Michel Abdollahi is an Iranian German conferencier, performance artist, painter, journalist and writer  (photo: Asja Caspari)

Interview with journalist and performance artist Michel Abdollahi

"People with dark hair always have to go the extra mile"

Miniature from the Divan of Hafez, a.k.a. Khwaja Shams-ud-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi (photo: picture-alliance/CPA Media Co. Ltd)

Professor Nasser Kanani on the Persian poet Hafez

"The joyful audacity of his spirit, the melody of his poetry"

Iranian Kurdish author and activist Ava Homa (photo: Sam Attar)

Book review: Ava Homa's "Daughters of Smoke and Fire"

Living with the sting of hatred

Author and activist Kubra Gumusay (photo: Imago)

Non-fiction: Kubra Gumusay's "Sprache und Sein"

Beyond the linguistic pigeonhole

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