Unspeakable Love

Unspeakable Love

Brian Whitaker

June 2011 | £10.99 | 288pp

Homosexuality is a taboo subject in the Arab world. While clerics denounce it as a heinous sin, newspapers write cryptically of ‘shameful acts’ and ‘deviant behaviour’. Amid the calls for reform in the Middle East, homosexuality is one […]

I Killed Scheherazade

I Killed Scheherazade

Joumana Haddad

September 2010 | £8.99 | 160pp

Joumana Haddad is angry about the way Arab women are portrayed in the West. In I Killed Scheherazade she challenges prevalent notions of identity and womanhood in the Middle East and speaks of her own intellectual development and […]

Honour Killing

Honour Killing

Ayse Onal

May 2008 | £12.99 | $19.95 | 256pp

Honour killing persists across the Middle East, where regimes refrain from tackling primitive traditions for fear of sparking unrest. Ayse Onal interviewed imprisoned men in Turkey convicted of killing their mothers, sisters and daughters. The result is a […]

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Selected Writings

Mai Ghoussoub

February 2008 | £12.99 | $17.95 | 266pp

Mai Ghoussoub was a woman who lived with one foot in the East and one in the West, who embodied cosmopolitanism, and who was deeply committed to freedom of expression. Drawing on her own extraordinary experiences as well […]

Sexuality in the Arab World

Sexuality in the Arab World

Edited by Samir Khalaf and John Gagnon

November 2006 | £35.00 | $49.95 | 312pp

Arab cultural discourse has been slow to respond to changing sexual behaviour. The contributors to this collection pick up the slack, ranging across such disciplines as literature, history, sociology and psychology. Is Damascus the ‘chastity capital’ of the […]

The Private World of Ottoman Women

The Private World of Ottoman Women

Godfrey Goodwin

May 2006 | £14.99 | $24.95 | 264pp

Recovering the oft-neglected role of women in Ottoman high society and power politics, this book brings to life the women who made their mark in a male domain. Though historical records tend to favour the glitter of palaces […]

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