Topic: Languages

The Iranian author Fariba Vafi (photo: Maryam Aras)

Interview with the Iranian author Fariba Vafi

"Cliches have no place in writing″

Illustration from the "Thousand and One Nights": the virgin Scheherazade tells King Shariyar stories to save her own life (photo: picture-alliance/akg-images)

Goethe′s fascination with the "Thousand and One Nights"

Mephistopheles spoke; Scheherazade beguiled

Quote from a poem by Turgut Uyar with the hashtag #siirsokakta (source: Ozge Ozkul/bianet)

The #siirsokakta movement in Turkey

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The poem is on the street

People attending a Kurdish langauge class in Diyarbakir, Turkey (photo. DW/N. Sipar)

Kurdish in exile

The right to a mother tongue

The Algerian writer Malek Alloula (photo: Krzysztof Zielinski)

Obituary: the Algerian writer Malek Alloula

A prophet unaccepted in his own country

Hartmut Faehndrich (photo: Ruth Renée Reif)

Interview with literary translator Hartmut Faehndrich

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"What I don't see is an on-going interest in Arabic literature"

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