Topic: Literature

Indian novelist and activist Arundhati Roy (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

"The Ministry of Utmost Happiness"

Novelist Arundhati Roy: "India is colonising itself"

Turkish author Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali

"Madonna in a fur coat": Longing for love of a different kind

Erbil's Book Cafe (source: raseef22)

A reading Renaissance

Kurdistan′s Book Cafe: In praise of female entrepreneurs

Osama Alomar was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1968 and now lives in Chicago. He is the author of three collections of short stories and a volume of poetry in Arabic (source: cityofasylum.org)

Osama Alomar

″The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories″: A touch of Aesop

Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah (photo: private)

The 2017 Goethe Medals

Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah wins award: "Language is key"

Saudi Arabian writer and novelist Badriah Albeshr (photo: private)

Book review: Badriah Albeshr′s ″Hend and the Soldiers″

In fear of the fury

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Interview with Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan

"It's my country too"

German Turkish author Deniz Utlu

Interview with German Turkish author Deniz Utlu

Beyond a binary identity

British Pakistani Tariq Mehmood (photo: Changiz M. Varzi)

Interview with British Pakistani novelist Tariq Mehmood

Fighting warplanes with words

The ruins of Aleppo in northern Syria (photo: Reuters/A. Ismail)

Book review: Niroz Malek′s ″Der Spaziergaenger von Aleppo″

Surviving in the death zone

Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck (photo: Hind Shoufani)

Interview with Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck

Our broken languages

Daughters and Sons of Gastarbeiters writers' collective event in bik'bak, Berlin-Wedding (photo: Felix Kayser)

Daughters and Sons of Gastarbeiters writers′ collective

"When I go to Germany, I will buy a red tractor"

Iraqi novelist and poet Sinan Antoon (source: Lenos Verlag)

Book review: Sinan Antoon′s ″The Baghdad Eucharist″

Fading under fire

Historical image showing inhabitants of the Benghazi slave enclosure

Libyan author Najwa Binshatwan on "The Slave Pens"

Confronting a dark chapter

Lebanese author Iman Humaydan (photo: Reine Mahfouz)

Book review: Iman Humaydan′s ″The Weight of Paradise″

Suppressed guilt, suppressed memories

A banquet given by the commander-in-chief Lala Mustafa Pahsa to the janissaries in Izmit, 5 April 1578 (source: Topkapi Palace Museum Library, MS H1365, fol. 34b.)

Non-fiction: ″Scents & Flavors: A Syrian Cookbook″

Muslim master chefs

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