Topic: Languages

Arabist and author Tim Mackintosh-Smith (photo: YouTube screenshot)

Arabist Tim Mackintosh-Smith

"Reading Arabic is a bit like playing chess"

Algerian musician Abderrahmane Abdelli (photo: private; source: ARC Music)

Abderrahmane Abdelli's "Songs of Exile"

Yearning for home

Cover of Nasser Kanani's "The Love Poetry of Hafez through the Lens of German Literature: Hafez and his German Devotees" (published in German by Königshausen & Neumann)

Iranian literature in Germany

Roses from Shiraz: German devotees of Hafez

Proud of the comic "Temple of Refugee" – refugee Sartep Namiq and project manager Alexander Koch (photo: The New Patrons)

Art, life, and the New Patrons

Sartep's graphic journey to a better world

Illustration from Samad Behrangi's "Little Black Fish", by Farshid Mesghali (screenshot: YouTube)

Modern Persian literature

Five Farsi novels and their impact on Iranian pop culture

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"

Author and activist Kubra Gumusay (photo: Imago)

Non-fiction: Kubra Gumusay's "Sprache und Sein"

Beyond the linguistic pigeonhole

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

Interview with Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan

"Literature is based on politics and eroticism"

Excavation site in Mertola (photo: Marta Vidal)

Uncovering Portugalʹs Islamic roots

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Where Christians pray facing Mecca

Arabic calligraphy decorates tiles in Granadaʹs mosque, Spain (photo: picture-alliance)

The demise of Modern Standard Arabic

Tongue-tied Arabs

German-Iraqi author Abbas Khider (photo: Jens Schlueter/Getty Images)

Book review: Abbas Khiderʹs "Deutsch fuer alle"

Simply making German simpler

A blank volume (photo: Imago/Chromorange)

The language of migrants

Being a stranger in a second language

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