Topic: Translation

On their reading tour through Germany, Iraqi authors Rola Buraq, Azhar Ali Hussein und Amal Ibrahim (left to right) spoke about their work and current developments in Iraq. Birgit Svensson (right) is the initiator of the Inanna network; in the background translator Günther Orth (photo: Christopher Resch)

Showcasing the writing of Iraqi women

Close to the wounds, but even closer to hope

Mahmoud Hosseini Zad (photo: Khabaronline)

Interview with Iranian translator Mahmoud Hosseini Zad

A naked image of the truth

Miniature from the Divan of Hafez, a.k.a. Khwaja Shams-ud-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi (photo: picture-alliance/CPA Media Co. Ltd)

Professor Nasser Kanani on the Persian poet Hafez

"The joyful audacity of his spirit, the melody of his poetry"

Palestinian author Sahar Khalifeh (photo: private; source: Facebook)

Book review: Sahar Khalifeh's "Passage to the Plaza"

It's all a question of timing

Egyptian writer Tawfiq al-Hakim (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Book review: Tawfiq al-Hakim’s "Return of the Spirit"

Awaiting the day of resurrection

Deceased Kuwaiti author Ismail Fahd Ismail (source: screenshot; Facebook)

Book review: Ismail Fahd Ismail’s "The Old Woman and the River"

Hemingway, eat your heart out!

Palestinian author Ibtisam Azem (photo: private)

Book review: Ibtisam Azem's "The Book of Disappearance"

We woke to find them gone

Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan (photo: Wolfgang Kumm/dpa)

Interview with Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan

"Literature is based on politics and eroticism"

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Previously unpublished work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

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