Topic: Languages

Berlin's trademark bear now speaks Arabic (photo: Christian Toensmann)

Arab intellectuals in Germany

"Creating the Berlin of the future"

Students at the State School of Journalism ISIC in Rabat, Morocco, 31.10.2011 (photo: Thomas Koehler/ picture alliance/photothek)

Standard Arabic, Darija, French or English?

Morocco – a linguistic cold war

Cover of "dort" literary magazine, showcasing contemporary Persian literature (source: publisher)

Young Persian fiction

"Dort": weird fiction fresh from Iran

The ancient city of Susa in southwestern Iran (photo: picture-alliance)

Archaeological mystery

Ancient Elamite script from Iran deciphered?

French-language daily Liberte was discontinued last week, three decades after its founding. The editors bid farewell with the title: "Thank you and goodbye" (photo: Ryad Kramdi/AFP)

France's colonial legacy

Algerians turn away from French

Algerian ethnologist and poet Habib Tengour (photo: private)

Book fair in Algiers

Habib Tengour and the "Poems of the World"

Cover of the album "This Pale" (source: Lycopad Records)

"This Pale" – Rumi set to music

A celebration of the complexity of love

Roses on the grave of the poet Hafez in Shiraz, Iran (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Persian poetry in the 21st century

The poem in contemporary Iran

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

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