Shumona Sinha has written a wrathful novel about immigration. With powerful language, “Assomons les pauvres!” asks unsettling questions about identity and coexistence.
Initially published in France, Shumona Sinha's book relating her perception of immigration offices caused a sensation beyond the country's borders. Sinha will receive the German International Literature Award Saturday.
Winning a major literature prize, Indian-born author Shumona Sinha based her novel on her personal experience of working with refugees - and isn't afraid of violating the rules of political correctness.
Are silent films just slapstick and gags? The Silent Film Festival in Bonn is breaking down clichés of the genre by screening soundless movies about prostitution in Vienna, Ireland's IRA - and a film from China.
Nearly two-thirds of German youths aged 13 and under read books several times a week, according to a new study. Magazines are still very popular among the age group. Only one-third turns to YouTube for entertainment.
Konstantin Gropper of the Get Well Soon one-man music project told DW he's "difficult to be around" when he's working on a new album - and what makes the tiny Haldern Pop Festival worth playing at.
By some calculations, hip-hop is celebrating 44 years as a musical genre and a movement this weekend. German rap is not quite so old, but there have been three rhyme-rich decades so far.
Millions of kissing and laughing smileys are sent out in text messages every day. As they now become superstars in "The Emoji Movie," here's a look back at how the hype surrounding the visual language developed.
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