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 largest book fair in the world may take place in Frankfurt. But some of its most important guests don't come from Germany. Here are some of international celebrities you'll spot at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week.
"Literature has always managed to overcome dictators," wrote jailed Turkish author Asli Erdogan. Her words marked the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair, which focuses not just on publishing deals, but also human rights.
Cookbooks are a sector of the book market unaffected by drops in sales, and they're well represented at the Frankfurt Book Fair. But sometimes, the books are not the main attraction.
The Frankfurt Book Fair held a heated debate on "Europe and Islam" with bestselling Turkish author Elif Shafak and Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal. The latter is deeply pessimistic.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version