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 […]

The Devil You Don’t Know

Zuhair al-Jezairy

April 2009 | £10.99 | $15.95 | 288pp

In 1979, journalist Zuhair al-Jezairy fled Iraq and certain death after openly criticising Saddam’s regime. Twenty-five years later he is back, and cautiously celebrating the toppling of the hated Ba’ath Party. As editor of a newspaper, he breaks […]

Beirut, I Love You

Zena El Khalil

March 2009 | £8.99 | 224pp

This is the story of Zena, a young woman who finds herself under the spell of a city that threatens to engulf her in war, grief, alcohol, Prozac and love affairs. In the streets armed militias carve out […]

A Country of Words

Abdel Bari Atwan

September 2008 | £20.00 | $29.95 | 290pp

Few lives reflect their times as much as the life of Abdel Bari Atwan. Born in a refugee camp in Gaza in 1950, he left aged seventeen and has since become one of the world’s foremost commentators on […]

Kahlil Gibran

Alexandre Najjar

August 2008 | £9.99 | $14.95 | 192pp

Author of the international bestseller The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran and his work remain influential to this day. President John F. Kennedy famously quoted from this book: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you […]

The Olive Grove

Deborah Rohan

April 2008 | £11.99 | $16.95 | 432pp

The Moghrabis have lived in Palestine for centuries. Near the end of the First World War, Ottoman soldier Kamal Moghrabi is imprisoned by his Turkish masters. Reunited with his family after being freed by British soldiers, he marries […]

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