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 […]

Akbar Ahmed

Akbar Ahmed

June 2009 | £9.99 | $15.95 | 144pp

Noor is the tale of three brothers attempting to rescue their sister Noor, who has been kidnapped during Ramadan. Each brother represents a different ideological position in the contemporary Islamic world that could be set in Baghdad but […]

A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet

John F. Healey

G. Rex Smith

March 2009 | £7.99 | $11.95 | 128pp

The Arabic alphabet has a rich history, one that is closely linked with the development of culture and society in the Middle East. In this comprehensive introduction the authors trace the origins of the Arabic alphabet back to […]

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