Songs from Two Continents

Moris Farhi

March 2011 | £10.00 | 112pp

Songs from Two Continents is a paean on ‘dualities’. Here, Europe and Asia entwine, life and death stalk each other, nationalities fuse and Good and Evil wrestle relentlessly to give meaning to existence. Like such pathfinders as Nazım […]

Emerging Arab Voices

Edited by Peter Clark

January 2011 | £14.99 | $21.95 | 256pp

In November 2009 the International Prize for Arabic Fiction organised a workshop for eight critically acclaimed writers from Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates. This bilingual volume brings together the pieces produced […]

In Jail with Nazım Hikmet

Orhan Kemal

June 2010 | £10.99 | $15.95 | 224pp

Bursa prison, mid-winter 1940. Two prisoners meet, both writers, both serving long sentences for allegedly inciting Turkish soldiers to mutiny. One is Turkey’s most famous poet and communist, Nazım Hikmet; the other a young, aspiring poet, Orhan Kemal, […]

The Rise of Islamic Calligraphy

Alain George

May 2010 | £35.00 | $60.00 | 242pp

The birth of Qur’anic calligraphy was a major event in the early history of Islam. In a few decades, it raised the Arabs and their language from the remote fringes of the civilised world to its very heart. […]

Arabic Literature

Edited by Angelika Neuwirth, Andreas Pflitsch and Barbara Winckler

April 2010 | £19.99 | $28.95 | 512pp

Arabic Literature: Postmodern Perspectives introduces the work of twenty-nine pivotal authors from the Arab world writing in Arabic, English, French and Hebrew. Organised around the central themes of memory, place and gender, each of which is discussed in […]

A River Dies of Thirst

Mahmoud Darwish

August 2009 | £10.99 | 168pp

‘A person can only be born in one place. However, he may die several times elsewhere: in the exiles and prisons, and in a homeland transformed by occupation and oppression into a nightmare. Poetry is perhaps what teaches […]

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