Songs My Mother Never Taught Me

Selçuk Altun

August 2008 | £7.99 | $13.95 | 218pp

After the death of his overbearing mother, the privileged Arda reclines in his wealth, reflecting on his young life, and on the life of his father, the famous mathematician Mürsel Ergenekon, who was murdered on Arda’s fourteenth birthday. […]


Ferenc Karinthy

May 2008 | £8.99 | $14.95 | 256pp

On his way to a linguists’ conference in Helsinki, Budai finds himself in a strange city where he can’t understand a word anyone says. One claustrophobic day blurs into another as he desperately struggles to survive in this vastly […]

The Ice People

Maggie Gee

May 2008 | £7.99 | $12.95 | 316pp

It’s the middle of the twenty-first century and the ‘new white world’ of the European Ice Age is upon us. Saul is one of the ‘Ice People’, the reviled peoples of the northern hemisphere. Reflecting on his youth, […]

Modern Arabic Short Stories

Edited by Ronak Husni and Daniel L. Newman

May 2008 | £14.99 | $21.95 | 304pp

The twelve stories collected here are by leading authors of the short story form in the Middle East today. In addition to works by writers already well-known in the West such as Idwār al-Kharrāṭ, Fu’ād al-Takarlī and Nobel […]

Pashtun Tales

Edited by Aisha Ahmad and Roger Boase

April 2008 | £9.99 | $14.95 | 368pp

These stories were collected in the tribal areas of the Pakistan-Afghan border, a region once described as ‘the last free place on earth’, where the caravan routes from Persia, India and China historically converged. With a blend of […]

A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature

David Tresilian

March 2008 | £7.99 | $11.95 | 184pp

Modern Arabic literature remains little known and poorly understood despite growing curiosity among European readers. This brief introduction offers a unique overview, focusing on developments over the last fifty years. It provides a guide to the literary landscape, […]

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