From Baghdad to Bedlam

Maged Kadar

Edited by Noel D'Abo

May 2007 | £9.99 | $14.95 | 168pp

It’s 1987, and Maged is working nights as a cabbie in London, befriended by his fellow cabbie, ‘The Professor’, who offers local prostitutes gynaelogical advice. By day he’s a news junkie, hooked on broadcasts from his native war-torn […]

Leaving Beirut

Mai Ghoussoub

April 2007 | £8.99 | $14.95 | 192pp

A twelve-year-old girl writes an essay that extols revenge to impress her teacher, and is surprised to receive criticism rather than praise. ‘Revenge’, Mrs Nomy insists, is ‘the most cowardly’ human behaviour. Years later, having fled Beirut, she […]

The Northern Front

Charles Glass

October 2006 | £12.99 | $16.95 | 280pp

This is the Iraq war as it really started, amid lies, confusion and profound distrust between the United States and its Iraqi allies. Charles Glass, who first covered the Kurds in 1974 and was in Iraq for their […]

The School of War

Alexandre Najjar

June 2006 | £7.99 | $11.95 | 136pp

Alexandre Najjar was eight years old when bloody and brutal hostilities erupted in Lebanon; he was twenty-three when the guns at last fell silent. After seven years of voluntary exile spent trying to escape the nightmare of civil […]

Assassinating Shakespeare

Thomas Goltz

May 2006 | £12.99 | $19.95 | 256pp

In 1976, Thomas Goltz, then a naïve twenty-one-year-old on the trail of his errant brother, worked his way around Africa putting on one-man Shakespeare performances. This impulsive trip saw him wandering through the cities and villages of East, […]

With Borges

Alberto Manguel

April 2006 | £6.99 | $11.95 | 80pp

In Buenos Aires, 1964, a blind writer in his sixties approaches a sixteen-year-old bookstore clerk and asking if he would be interested in a part-time job reading aloud. The writer was Jorge Luis Borges, one of the world’s finest […]

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