Brazil's favelas have long been known for guns, drugs and violence. But a new public libraries project is trying to turn the lives of residents around -- by introducing them to the world of literacy and culture. Brazilian author Paulo Lins
The world's largest book fair drew a record number of visitors in 2017, as some of the world's biggest authors gave readings, lectures and signed books for attendees. It also closed with a bit of controversy.
Like no other place on earth, the world's largest book fair is home to a marketplace of ideas and worldviews. Nowhere else are ideas so discussed and debated, gaining relevance, writes DW's Jochen Kürten.
The world's largest book fair welcomes France as its guest of honor this year, and French President Emmanuel Macron will be celebrating the opening of the event Tuesday evening, along with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Speaking at the opening gala of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel have promised to foster cultural exchange and European unity. The leaders appealed to tolerance and diversity.
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