The Calligrapher’s Garden

April 2012 | £10.00 | $14.95 | 130pp

Hassan Massoudy’s elegant calligraphy depicts the four seasons of the garden. From the icy palettes of winter and the fading hues of autumn to delicate spring growth and the dazzling sunshine and blooms of summer, he captures in […]

Legends of the Caucasus

David Hunt

March 2012 | £16.99 | $24.95 | 376pp

The Caucasus has an extremely rich folk literature, almost unknown among English speakers, which includes myths, legends, magical tales and proverbs. The one hundred legends included in this volume reflect the cultures of fourteen ethnic groups – their […]

A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories

Edited by Sabry Hafez and Catherine Cobham

August 2011 | £14.99 | $21.95 | 224pp

This reader consists of the full Arabic texts of eleven short stories by established Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian writers. The earliest story, written in 1929, is by the Egyptian Maḥmūd Ṭāhir Lāshīn; and the most recent, written […]

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, […]

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