Khatt

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, […]

Pay No Heed to the Rockets

Marcello Di Cintio

May 2018 | £8.99 | 224pp

Across Palestine, from the Allenby Bridge and Ramallah, to Jerusalem and Gaza, Marcello Di Cintio has met with writers, poets, librarians, booksellers and readers, finding extraordinary stories in every corner. Stories of how revolutionary writing is smuggled from […]

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi‘is

John McHugo

September 2017 | £20.00 | 352pp

The 1400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi‘is has rarely been as toxic as it is today, feeding wars and communal strife in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and many other countries, with tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran […]

Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic

Edited by Lynn Gaspard

July 2017 | £12.99 | $18.95 | 192

A Sunday Times Best Humour Book of the Year 2017 ‘Bursting with creativity, wit and intelligence’ Brian Eno How can you tell if your neighbour is speaking Muslim? Is a mosque a kind of hedgehog? Can I get […]

Desert Songs of the Night

Edited by Suheil Bushrui & James M. Malarkey

August 2015 | £12.99 | $18.95 | 480pp

A unique and extraordinary collection, Desert Songs of the Night presents some of the finest poetry and prose by Arab writers, from the Arab East to Andalusia, over the last 1,500 years. From the mystical imagery of the […]

Syria Speaks

Edited by Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen and Nawara Mahfoud

June 2014 | £14.99 | 328pp

In Syria, culture has become a critical line of defence against tyranny. Syria Speaks is a celebration of a people determined to reclaim their dignity, freedom and self-expression. It showcases the work of over fifty artists and writers […]

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