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 […]

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 […]

Journeys of a Sufi Musician

Kudsi Erguner

September 2005 | £14.99 | $24.95 | 142pp

Kudsi Erguner spent his childhood in the Sufi gathering places of Istanbul, mastering the reed flute of the Turkish Mevlevi tradition; and his adulthood roaming the world, performing with the likes of Peter Brook, Jean-Michel Jarre and Peter […]

Postcards from the Grave

Emir Suljagić

July 2005 | £12.99 | $19.95 | 196pp

In May 1992, while Serb nationalist forces ‘cleansed’ the towns and villages of the Drina valley in eastern Bosnia of their formerly majority Muslim population – as part of Slobodan Milošević’s criminal attempt to carve an expanded Serbia […]

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