Topic: Literature

Archive photo: Turkish journalist and author Ahmet Altan attends a press conference having been awarded the 2009 Leipzig Media Prize, 08.10.2009 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Woitas)

Book review: Ahmet Altanʹs "Like a Sword Wound"

The rotten Empire

A selection of books translated into Arabic by Nabil Al Haffar (source: Saqi Books; Atlas Books)

Interview with literary translator Nabil Al Haffar

"Always distance yourself from the original text"

German-Turkish author Emine Sevgi Ozdamar (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

German-Turkish author Emine Sevgi Ozdamar

A literary maverick

South Sudanese author Stella Gitano (photo: private; source: Facebook)

Book review: Stella Gitanoʹs "Withered Flowers"

Mapping an unknown world

Cover of Dima Wannousʹ "Die Veraengstigten" – The Frightened (published in German by Karl Blessing)

Book review: Dima Wannousʹ "Die Veraengstigten"

Naked despair laid bare

Hoda Marmar, administrator of Beirutʹs Bookoholics (photo: Hoda Marmar)

Profile: Hoda Marmar, administrator of Beirutʹs Bookoholics

Truly, madly, deeply into books

Mahi Binebine (photo: Wikimedia Commons/Laurent Moulager - hipstoresk 2017)

Book review: Mahi Binebine's novel "Le Fou du roi"

At His Majesty's pleasure

French-Moroccan author Saphia Azzeddine (photo: Getty Images/F. Durand)

Book review: Saphia Azzeddineʹs "Bilqiss"

"Just being born a woman is a provocation"

Arab. Buchcover "Geschichten aus dem Sudan" von Lubna Isam

Lubna Isamʹs "Sudanese Tales”

Tradition in the present

Iraqi author Shahad al-Rawi (photo: picture alliance/EdinburghElitemedia/G. Harley)

Book review: Shahad al-Rawiʹs "The Baghdad Clock"

Romance and sanctions in ʹ90s Iraq

Prominent writer Alaa Al Aswany walks with anti-Morsi protesters as they chant anti-government slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on 27 November 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Alaa Al Aswanyʹs novel "The Republic As If"

Elias Khoury salutes Al Aswanyʹs courage

Afrah Nasser. Jeem Project (photo: tyemen art base)

Female Yemeni artists

Making art in times of war

Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour: 1946–2014 (source: Twitter)

Book review: Radwa Ashour's "The Journey"

An inheritance of grief and joy

Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham (photo: Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham)

Book review: Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabappleʹs "Brothers of the Gun"

Immortal art and immortal words

Cover of Khaled Khalifaʹs "Der Tod is ein muehseliges Geschaeft" – Death is an arduous business (published in German by Rowohlt)

Book review: Khaled Khalifaʹs "Der Tod is ein muehseliges Geschaeft"

A funeral cortege through hell

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