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Leila Aboulela

July 2018 | £8.99 | 224pp

Longlisted for The People’s Book Prize 2018 Intimate stories of longing and exile by one of our finest contemporary writers. A lonely housewife fascinated with a famous writer learns to find her own voice in Abu Dhabi; a […]

Nabil Anani

Nabil Anani

August 2018 | £25.00 | 172pp

Nabil Anani is one of the most prominent Palestinian artists working today. A painter, ceramicist and sculptor, he has built an impressive catalogue of outstanding, innovative and unique art over the past five decades, pioneering the use of […]

Coping With Uncertainty

Jörg Gertel

Ralf Hexel

August 2018 | £25.00 | $35.00 | 400pp

Seven years after the Arab uprisings, the social situation has deteriorated across the Middle East and North Africa. Political, economic and personal insecurities have expanded while income from oil declined and tourist revenues have collapsed due to political […]


Basma Hamdy

Noha Zayed

September 2018 | £25.00 | 160pp

Egyptian cities and villages abound with an enormous wealth of khatt, or calligraphic script, ranging from casual scrawls and scribbles to elaborately-painted colourful murals. These historical and contemporary versions of urban lettering, varying in surface, medium and technique, […]

Wally Funk’s Race for Space

Sue Nelson

October 2018 | £14.99 | 272pp

In 1961, Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to pass the ‘Woman in Space’ programme. Wally sailed through a series of rigorous physical and mental tests, with one of her scores […]

The Nakba

Edited by Atef Alshaer

October 2018 | £16.99 | 320pp

The Nakba or ‘catastrophe’ of 1948 saw hundreds of thousands of Palestinians dispossessed from their land to create the state of Israel, creating a refugee crisis that is still ongoing today. This trauma is a central theme in […]

Believing Women in Islam

Asma Barlas

February 2019 | £22.99 | 316pp

Does Islam call for the oppression of women? Is women’s inequality supported by the Qur’an? Do men have the exclusive right to interpret Islam’s Holy Scripture? Non-Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in many Muslim […]

Sea of Troubles

Ian Rutledge

March 2019 | £25.00 | 384pp

In the second half of the eighteenth century, approximately three quarters of the Mediterranean coastline and its hinterlands were controlled by a vast Islamic power, the centuries-old Ottoman Empire. However, by the end of the First World War, […]

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