Topic: Literature

Algerian author Said Khatibi (image: private)

Algeria – wasteland for Arabic literature

Big Brother is watching you

Students demonstrating in Frankfurt in 1969 (image: dpa/picture-alliance)

Migration in the 1960s

Adapting to Germany's fast-changing society

Author and political scientist Aref Hajjaj (image: DW)

The refugee's struggle for identity

Homeless with three homes

Palestinian Bedouin author Sheikha Helawy (image: the author's official website)

'They Fell Like Stars from the Sky'

Sheikha Helawy's joyous, rebellious passions

A protester holds a Syrian flag (image: dapd)

The last Syrian

Dreaming of freedom

Imprisoned politician Selahattin Demirtas (image: HDP/Presse)

Selahattin Demirtas' "Cold Front"

Political prose from prison

Arabic Language Center booth at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair (image: ADIBF)

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

"We're not looking for Western recognition"

Cover of Fawzi Boubia's "West-Oestlicher Divan" published by PalmArtPress (source: publisher)

Fawzi Boubia's "Mein West-Oestlicher Diwan"

A tale of disappointed love

Protests in Tel Aviv against the government's judicial reform (image: Corinna Kern/Reuters)

Israel writers protest

"They want control of our books"

Pakistani-American author Mohsen Hamid (image: picture-alliance/dpa)

Mohsin Hamid's "The Last White Man"

The (familiar) stranger in the mirror

Baghdad Reading Festival on the Tigris (image: Birgit Svensson)

Iraq's art and literature scene

Culture boom in Baghdad

A cradle in the desert (image: Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Sabah Sanhouri's "Paradise"

The last resort

Protests in Frankfurt, Germany after the death of Mahsa Amini (image: dpa/picture-alliance)

Women's voices

Iranian literature in times of uprising

Mehmet Celebi in the cemevi attached to his house (photo: Rainer Hermann)

Turkish music

Fighting for freedom with the lute, not the sword

Two Tuareg with veiled faces riding on camels (photo: picture-alliance/imageBroker/K. Kreder)

The Tuareg: literature, language and culture

"The journey of the princess"

Hawa, a third-year Russian literature student, reads a book as she sits on a windowsill at her home in Kabul, Afghanistan, 23 October 2021 (photo: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

Hussein Mohammadi's novella "Scheherazade's heirs"

Keep writing! Literature from Afghanistan