Topic: Translation

Syrian author Mustafa Khalifa during a reading with the translator Larissa Bender (photo: DW)

Interview with Syrian author Mustafa Khalifa

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"The Syrian revolution is bigger than a thousand novels"

Egyptian author and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz on 20 October 1988 in his favourite cafe "Ali Baba" on Cairoʹs Tahrir Square (photo: picture-alliance/Bildarchiv)

Previously unpublished work

Naguib Mahfouz' "The Quarter"

Translator Elisabeth Jaquette (left) and Sudanese writer Rania Mamoun (photos: private)

Interview with Sudanese writer Rania Mamoun and translator Elisabeth Jaquette

For the sheer pleasure of reading

Arabic author Jokha Alharthi (l) and translator Marilyn Booth pose after winning the Man Booker International Prize for the book 'Celestial Bodies' in London on 21 May 2019 (photo: AFP/I. Infantes)

Man Booker International award

Johka Alharthi scoops a first for Arabic literature

Syrian author Shahla Ujayli (photo: private)

Portrait of the Syrian writer Shahla Ujayli

Lessons in empathy

Mauritanian author Mbarek Ould Beyrouk (Editions Elyzad, Tunisia)

Book review: Mbarek Ould Beyroukʹs "The Desert and the Drum"

One of a kind

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"

Arabic childrenʹs books on display at the Arabic Childrenʹs Literature Festival in Munich (source: The International Youth Library)

Germanyʹs Arabic Childrenʹs Literature Festival

Karimʹs adventures

Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah (photo: private)

The 2017 Goethe Medals

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

Cartoon of a niqab-wearing woman (source: Facebook)

Niqab-wearing novelists in Egypt

Your philosophy, my religion

Syrian writer and poet Ra′id Wahsh (photo: Salama Abdo)

Syrian author and poet Ra′id Wahsh

Who ate the sky?

Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz (11 December 19011 - 30 August 2006) Photo: Barry Iverson

Remembering Naguib Mahfouz

″A wave of light on an infinite ocean of darkness″

Historical portrait of Ibn Arabi (photo: Arab48)

The poems of Ibn Arabi

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Interpreting desire

Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem (photo: private)

Interview with the Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem

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Traces of the unknown

Portrait of the Moroccan author Muhammad Zafzaf (source: unknown)

Book review: Muhammad Zafzaf′s ″Elusive Fox″

One rule for them

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