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  • Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela
    Elsewhere, Home (Paperback) Leila Aboulela

    Short stories at their most moving and immediate; this new collection from prize-winning author Leila Aboulela spans twenty years of her work.

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  • The Things I Would Tell You by Sabrina Mahfouz
    The Things I Would Tell You (English, Paperback) Sabrina Mahfouz

    Unique anthology celebrating British women writers from a Muslim heritage. Writers include literary heavyweights such as Adhaf Soueif, Leila Aboulela and Kamila Shamsie, as well as young emerging art-ists leading the way on the UK's spoken word scene. Extensive PR campaign planned for publication.

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  • Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter Kimani
    Dance of the Jakaranda (Paperback) Peter Kimani

    Award-winning author Peter Kimani's UK debut: depicts British colonialism in Kenya with wit, intellgience and raw power.

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  • A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi`is by John McHugo
    A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi`is (Hardback) John McHugo

    A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is is an essential guide to understanding the genesis, development and manipulation of one of the greatest schisms that has come to define Islam and the Muslim world.

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  • The Battle for British Islam: Reclaiming Muslim Identity from Extremism 2016 by Sara Khan
    The Battle for British Islam: Reclaiming Muslim Identity from Extremism 2016 (English, Paperback) Sara Khan, Tony McMahon

    Long-standing, award-winning Muslim human rights campaigner Sara Khan courageously takes on the extremists within her faith whose ideology has made it easier for terrorists to recruit young Britons. This important and timely book will be a major news story this autumn.

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  • The Hungry Ghosts by Shyam Selvadurai
    The Hungry Ghosts (Paperback) Shyam Selvadurai

    The Hungry Ghosts is an exquisite tale of differences and how they can tear apart both a country and the heart - not just once, but many times, until the ghosts are freed. This a haunting and captivating story of longing, family ties and forgiveness from award winning author Shyam Selvadurai.

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  • The Calligrapher's Garden by Hassan Massoudy
    The Calligrapher's Garden (English, Paperback) Hassan Massoudy

    Hassan Massoudy's elegant calligraphy depicts the four seasons of the garden. From the icy palettes of winter and the fading hues of autumn to delicate spring growth and the dazzling sunshine and blooms of summer, he captures in calligraphy what countless poets have wrought with words.

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  • I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See: Photographs from the Refugee Crisis 2017
    I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See: Photographs from the Refugee Crisis 2017 (English, Paperback)

    In October 2015, photographer Giles Duley was commissioned by the UNHCR to document the refugee crisis.

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  • Palestine in Black and White by Mohammad Sabaaneh
    Palestine in Black and White (Paperback) Mohammad Sabaaneh

    An intimate and powerful portrayal of life under occupation in Palestine, from cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh.

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  • Yemen in Crisis by Helen Lackner
    Yemen in Crisis (English, Hardback) Helen Lackner

    This is the definitive, readable study by eminent expert Helen Lackner revealing the conflicts that threaten Yemen's very survival.

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  • Istanbul, Istanbul by Burhan Sonmez
    Istanbul, Istanbul (Paperback) Burhan Sonmez

    After a military coup, four prisoners sit below ground awaiting their turn at the hands of their wardens. Between interrogations, the condemned share parables and riddles about their beloved city to pass the time. Istanbul, Istanbul is a harrowing and riveting novel about the power of human imagination and compassion in the face of adversity.

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  • Native: Dispatches from a Palestinian-Israeli Life 2016 by Sayed Kashua
    Native: Dispatches from a Palestinian-Israeli Life 2016 (Paperback) Sayed Kashua

    From the events of his everyday life, Kashua brings forth a series of brilliant, caustic, wry, and earless reflections on social and cultural dynamics as experienced by someone who straddles two societies. Amusing and sincere, Native - a selection of his popular columns - is comprised of unrestrained, profoundly thoughtful personal dispatches.

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  • The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf
    The Crusades Through Arab Eyes (Multiple languages, Paperback) Amin Maalouf

    Sifts through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. This book retells their stories in their own style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts, and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture.

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  • Morbid Symptoms by Gilbert Achcar
    Morbid Symptoms (Paperback) Gilbert Achcar

    In this sequel to his landmark exploration of the Arab uprisings, The People Want, Gilbert Achcar assesses the present stage of the revolutionary process and its possible outcomes.

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  • Kahani by Aamer Hussein
    Kahani (English, Paperback) Aamer Hussein

    A collection of stories by Pakistan's women writers - including Jamila Hashmi, Mumtaz Shirin, and Fahmida Riaz. Here, these writers mirror the events of their convoluted history - nationalism and independence, wars with India, the creation of Bangladesh, the ethnic conflicts in Karachi.

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  • Islamic State by Abdel-Bari Atwan
    Islamic State (Paperback) Abdel-Bari Atwan

    Packed full of information, this book offers a unique and indispensable insight into the origins and operations of IS. Atwan, a well-known Arab journalist and expert on extremist groups, had exclusive access to militants close to IS and his findings are based on interviews with jihadists who were in the same cell as Baghdadi.

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  • Dubrovnik by Robin Harris
    Dubrovnik (English, Paperback) Robin Harris

    Since emerging as a settlement in the seventh century, Dubrovnik held a significant position beyond what could have been expected of this tiny city-state. This is a comprehensive history of Dubrovnik's progress over centuries of European development, encompassing arts, architecture, social and economic changes and the traumas of war and politics.

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  • Metropole by Ferenc Karinthy
    Metropole (English, Paperback) Ferenc Karinthy

    A linguist flying to a conference in Helsinki has landed in a strange city where he can't understand a word anyone says. As one claustrophobic day follows another, he wonders how he'll get by in this society that looks so familiar, yet is strange. In a vision of hell, Budai must learn to survive in a world where words and meaning are unconnected.

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  • Beyond the Veil by Fatema Mernissi
    Beyond the Veil (Paperback) Fatema Mernissi

    Mernissi explores the historical links between the religion of Islam, the societal oppression of women, and the suppression of democracy in predominantly Muslim nations.

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  • Desert Songs of the Night
    Desert Songs of the Night (English, Paperback)

    A compelling landmark anthology by two of the world's leading scholars of Arabic literature, it will become the key reference text of our age. With translated extracts of works by famous and lesser known but equally significant authors, it will appeal to those with an interest in world literatures and in Arab culture and history.

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