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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