Topic: Literature

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

Waguih Ghali and his friend Diana Athill during the 1960s (source: Cornell University Library)

Waguih Ghali′s diaries

The writer′s torment

British Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid (photo: Laurent Denimal)

Book review: Mohsin Hamid′s ″Exit West″

Through the black door

Hadeer Mansour and the books bike on a Cairo street (source: Facebook)

Cairo′s mobile library

Bringing books to the people

Egyptian author Kamal Ruhayyim (source: Twitter)

Book review: Kamal Ruhayyim′s ″Menorahs and Minarets″

The unchangeable past

Acclaimed illustrator and graphic novel author Reinhard Kleist (photo: picture-alliance/photoshot)

The first German graphic novel in Arabic

Sketches with global appeal

Kurdish Syrian writer Salim Barakat (photo: Salim Barakat)

Mahmoud Hosny on Salim Barakat

What English is missing

Libyan writer Hisham Matar (photo: AP)

Book review: Hisham Matar′s ″The Return″

A painful void

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