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 […]

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 […]

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