Topic: Book reviews

Pakistani-American author Mohsen Hamid (image: picture-alliance/dpa)

Mohsin Hamid's "The Last White Man"

The (familiar) stranger in the mirror

A cradle in the desert (image: Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Sabah Sanhouri's "Paradise"

The last resort

Protests in Frankfurt, Germany after the death of Mahsa Amini (image: dpa/picture-alliance)

Women's voices

Iranian literature in times of uprising

Map of the Maghreb (1843) by the geographer Alexandre Vuillemin, taken from his "Atlas universel de géographie ancienne et moderne à l’usage des pensionnats" (Universal Atlas of ancient and modern geography for the use of boarding schools) (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The origins of the Maghreb

Was the Arab Maghreb a French invention?

The window of the Forough bookshop and publishing house in Cologne, Germany (photo: privat)

Iranian literature in exile

"A great demand for Persian books"

Image of Rumi on a marketplace (photo: Marian Brehmer)

New release to mark 750th anniversary of Rumi's death

Complete edition of the "Masnavi" in German

Cover of Dincer Gucyeter's "Unser Deutschlandmaerchen" published in German (poto: Mikrotext)

Our German fairytale

Reality, crueller than fiction

Cover of Gudrun Kramer's "Der Architekt des Islamismus. Hasan al-Banna und die Muslimbrüder" (published by C.H. Beck)

Hasan al-Banna and the Muslim Brotherhood

Who was the architect of Islamism?

File photo: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo: Getty Images)

America’s partisan war

Benghazi 9/11 casts a long shadow

Palestinians in Gaza after an airstrike (photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin

"Erasmus in Gaza"

Lebanese author Rabih Alameddine (photo: Benito Ordonez)

Rabih Alameddine’s "The Wrong End of the Telescope"

We are all in search of a home

Symbolic image of terrorism/extremism (photo: picture-alliance)

Confessions of an ex-jihadist

What makes someone a jihadist?

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

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

Golineh Atai's unsung heroines

In Iran, freedom is female

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