Topic: Literature

Cover of the book Alev Cukurkavakli by Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali's novel "Yusuf"

A modern-day Odysseus

Jubilant mujahideen on a captured Russian armoured personnel carrier during the war between Afghanistan and the USSR (photo: Getty Images)

Book review: Fadia Faqir's "Willow Trees Don't Weep"

Abandoned for the sake of jihad

Hélène Cixous (photo: AFP)

Interview with the philosopher Hélène Cixous

"I don't regret attending the school that is Algeria"

Abdellah Taïa (photo: Abderrahim Annag)

Abdellah Taïa's "Letters to a Young Moroccan"

"Listen to the chaos of life around you"

Sign and logo of the Hakawati bookshop in Amman (photo: Claudia Mende)

The Hakawati bookshop for children and young people in Amman

Huge appetite for exciting stories

Hamed Abdel-Samad (photo: DW)

Hamed Abdel-Samad's controversial theories on Islam

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Caution! Explicit Content!

The Indonesian writer Andrea Hirata poses with the German translation of his book "The Rainbow Troops" (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Andrea Hirata's novel "The Rainbow Troops"

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One novel; two very different versions

A calligraphy illustration of a snarling lion from the book "Animals of Heaven"

Interview with writer Kathleen Göbel

Symbols of human strength and weakness

Assaf Gavron (photo: © Philippe Matsas, Agence Opale)

Assaf Gavron's Novel "The Hilltop"

Message of Political Reconciliation

Amos Oz, author and peace activist (photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Interview with Amos Oz

''I Love Israel Even in Times When I Don't Like It''

Youssef Ziedan (photo: Susanne Schande)

Interview with Youssef Ziedan

Revolution Means Breaking with Authority

The old quarter of Fez (photo: Wikipedia/cc-by-sa-2.0-de)

Abdellah Taïa's Novel ''The Day of the King''

The Bitter Taste of Injustice

Etel Adnan (photo: Norma Cole)

Interview with Etel Adnan

''I React to What is Happening in the World''

Karl May as Kara Ben Nemsi (photo:CC, DW )

The 100th Anniversary of Karl May's Death

Literary Genius or Man of Legendary Hubris?

Elias Khoury (photo: dpa)

Elias Khoury's Novel ''Yalo''

The Word and the War

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