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    Latest Content

    It may have seemed rather quiet at the World Culture Hub for some weeks but work has been going on continuously. We’re still at the beginning and hope to accelerate…

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    Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century

    On occasion of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair 1998 in Harare the Kenyan scholar and political writer Ali Al’amin Mazrui initiated the compilation of a list of the best African…

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    Why I Don’t Like Kafka

    by Michael K. Iwoleit There are writers who have spawned a whole industry of interpreters. The volume of interpretative literature not uncommonly surpasses the work of the respective writer many…

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    My Top Ten Science Fiction Stories

    by MICHAEL K. IWOLEIT With the following article I started a while ago a blog on short fiction the content of which is now transfered to this new repository. It…

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    The Master of the Unspoken. Remarks on Nirmal Verma

    by MICHAEL K. IWOLEIT Among the Hindi writers of his generation Nirmal Verma probably had the closest affinity to Europe and European literature. Decades before exile and alienation became a…

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    Uncle Saadat and the Great Manto

    by MICHAEL K. IWOLEIT In his moving memoir „Uncle Manto“ Hamid Jalal draws a distinctive line between the private man he knew and the public figure Manto. Manto – that…