2016 promises to be a great year for Saqi and Telegram!

We are delighted to be celebrating ten years of Telegram with friends old and new. About My Mother by award-winning Moroccan novelist Tahar Ben Jelloun is an evocative portrait of a woman and a world left behind, exploring themes of love, loss, family and illness. We have new editions of Song for Night by Chris Abani and The Hungry Ghosts by Shyam Selvadurai – two unflinchingly insightful novels by masters of the form.

In addition, we are extremely proud to be publishing Native by Palestinian-Israeli writer Sayed Kashua. Native is a series of brilliant, caustic, wry, and fearless reflections on social and cultural dynamics as experienced by someone who straddles two societies. Morbid Symptoms by Gilbert Achcar offers a timely and radical assessment of the ongoing Arab uprising, and Return to the Shadows by Alison Pargeter is the first comparative analysis of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. We hope that you will also join us in welcoming women’s human rights campaigner, Sara Khan, to Saqi Books – her first book, The Battle for British Islam, will outline how to break the cycle of extremism without alienating British Muslims.

We hope that you will find inspiration from the titles in this catalogue. Whether you are looking for stimulating works from or about the Middle East, fiction to transport you to other times and places, or incisive non-fiction offering insights into our ever-complex world, there is much to discover within these pages.

Happy reading!