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  • The Yacoubian Buildingby Alaa Al Aswany

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    This controversial bestselling novel in the Arab world reveals the political corruption, sexual repression, religious extremism, and modern hopes of Egypt today. All manner of flawed and fragile humanity reside in the Yacoubian Building, a once-elegant temple of Art Deco splendor now slowly decaying in the smog and bustle of downtown Cairo: a... more...

  • The Cellarby Minette Walters; Sara Powell

    Random House 2015; US$ 11.27

    The terrifying Hammer novella by Minette Walters, bestselling author of The Sculptress and The Scold's Bridle Muna's bedroom is a dark windowless cellar and her activities are confined to cooking and cleaning. She?s grown used to being maltreated by the Songoli family; to being a slave. She?s never been outside, doesn?t know how to read or... more...

  • AQA A-level Economics Book 2by Ray Powell; James Powell

    Hodder Education 2016; US$ 31.99

    Build Economics knowledge through active learning with the latest Powell textbook, featuring quantitative skills practice and brand new case studies. This textbook has been fully revised to reflect the 2015 AQA Economics specification, giving you up-to-date material that supports your teaching and will enable your students to: - Develop subject... more...

  • What 'Isa ibn Hisham Told Usby Muhammad al-Muwaylihi; Roger Allen

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    With  What ? Isa ibn Hisham Told Us , the Library of Arabic Literature brings readers an acknowledged masterpiece of early 20th-century Arabic prose. Penned by the Egyptian journalist Muhammad al-Muwaylihi, this exceptional title was first introduced in serialized form in his family?s pioneering newspaper  Misbah al-Sharq  ( Light of the East ),... more...

  • The Life and Times of Abu Tammamby Abu Bakr al-Suli; Beatrice Gruendler

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Abu Tammam (d. 231 or 232 H/845 or 846 AD) is one of the most celebrated poets in the Arabic language. Born in Syria of Greek Christian background, he soon made his name as one of the premier Arabic poets in the caliphal court of Baghdad. Abu Tammam vigorously promoted a new style of poetry that merged abstract and complex imagery with archaic Bedouin... more...

  • The Sword of Ambitionby Uthman b. Ibrahim al-Nabulusi; Sherman 'Abd al-Hakim Jackson; Luke Yarbrough

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    The Sword of Ambition belongs to a genre of religious polemic written for the rulers of Egypt and Syria between the twelfth and the fourteenth centuries. Unlike most medieval Muslim polemic, the concerns of this genre were more social and political than theological. Leaving no rhetorical stone unturned, the book?s author, an unemployed Egyptian... more...

  • Himalayan Drawingsby Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 524.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Sophia Teachingsby Robert Powell

    Lantern Books 2001; US$ 7.95

    In The Sophia Teachings , Robert Powell uncovers a secret stream of wisdom flowing through the heart of Christianity: the feminine principle known in Greek as 'Sophia,' or Holy Wisdom herself. This sacred embodiment-named in the Old Testament at the first living being made by God-has comforted and guided seekers of truth in every age and culture,... more...

  • The Greek Worldby Anton Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 98.95

    Studying from the Mycenean to the late Hellenistic period, this work includes new articles by twenty-seven specialists of ancient Greece, and presents an examination of the Greek cultures of mainland Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt and Italy. With the chapters sharing the theme of social history, this fascinating book focuses on women, the poor, and... more...

  • The Importance of Being Lazyby Al Gini

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 34.95

    Drawing upon in-depth case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists such as Aristotle, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen, Al Gini argues why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity. From shopping sprees and extreme sports to the ultimate vacation - retirement... more...