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  • The Blue Foxby Sjon; Victoria Cribb

    Saqi 2012; US$ 6.99

    The year is 1883. The stark Icelandic winter landscape is the backdrop. We follow the priest, Baldur Skuggason, on his hunt for the enigmatic blue fox. And just as the priest pulls the trigger we are swept away to the world of the naturalist Fridrik B. Fridriksson and his charge, Abba, who suffers from Down’s Syndrome. Found shackled to the... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynastyby Ilan Pappe

    Saqi 2012; US$ 16.99

    In this political biography, Ilan Pappe traces the rise of the Husayni family of Jerusalem, who dominated Palestinian history from the early 1700s until the second half of the twentieth century. Viewing this sweeping saga through the prism of one family, the book sheds new light on crucial events – the invasion of Palestine by Napoleon, the... more...

  • Desert Songs of the Nightby Suheil Bushrui; James M. Malarkey; James Malarkey

    Saqi 2015; US$ 16.03

    A unique and extraordinary collection, Desert Songs of the Night presents some of the finest poetry and prose by Arab writers, from the Arab East to Andalusia, over the last 1,500 years. From the mystical imagery of the Qur?an and the colourful stories of The Thousand and One Nights, to the powerful verses of longing of Mahmoud Darwish and Nazik... more...

  • The Waterproof Bibleby Andrew Kaufman

    Saqi 2011; US$ 7.28

    Rebecca has a most unusual problem: no matter how hard she tries, she can't stop broadcasting her feelings to people around her. Luckily, she's discovered how to trap and store her feelings in personal objects -- but just how much emotional baggage can Unit 207, E.Z. Self Storage hold? Lewis is grieving for his wife, Lisa, Rebecca's sister. Inconsolable,... more...

  • Zeinaby Nawal El Saadawi; Amira Nowaira

    Saqi 2011; US$ 8.74

    Bodour, a distinguished literary critic, carries with her a dark secret. As a young university student, she fell in love with a political activist and gave birth to an illegitimate daughter, Zeina, whom she abandoned on the streets of Cairo. Zeina grows up to become one of Egypt's most beloved entertainers, despite being deprived of a family name... more...

  • Unspeakable Loveby Brian Whitaker

    Saqi 2011; US$ 13.11

    Homosexuality is a taboo subject in the Arab world. While clerics denounce it as a heinous sin, newspapers write cryptically of 'shameful acts' and 'deviant behaviour'. Amid the calls for reform in the Middle East, homosexuality is one issue that almost everyone in the region would prefer to ignore. In this absorbing account, Guardian journalist Brian... more...

  • I Killed Scheherazadeby Joumana Haddad

    Saqi 2011; US$ 8.74

    Joumana Haddad is angry about the way Arab women are portrayed in the West. In I Killed Scheherazade she challenges prevalent notions of identity and womanhood in the Middle East and speaks of her own intellectual development and the liberating impact of literature on her life. Fiery and candid, this is a provocative exploration of what it means to... more...

  • What's Really Wrong with the Middle Eastby Brian Whitaker

    Saqi 2011; US$ 13.11

    The problems in the Middle East run deeper than dictatorship. Inspired by the popular uprisings that overthrew the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt, Arabs across the Middle East are demanding change. But achieving real freedom will involve more than the removal of a few dictators. Looking beyond the turmoil reported on our TV screens, Guardian journalist... more...

  • Arab Youthby Samir Khalaf; Roseanne Saad Khalaf

    Saqi 2012; US$ 21.99

    In 2011, Arab youth took to the streets in their thousands to demand their freedom. Although it is too early to speculate on the ultimate outcome of the uprisings, one auspicious feature stands out: they reveal the genesis of a new generation sparked by the desire for civil liberties, advocacy for human rights, and participatory democracy. This... more...

  • A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Storiesby Sabry Hafez; Catherine Cobham

    Saqi 2012; US$ 15.99

    This reader consists of the full Arabic texts of eleven short stories by established Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian writers. The earliest story, written in 1929, is by the Egyptian Maḥmūd Ṭāhir Lāshīn; and the most recent, written in 1972, is by the Iraqi writer, Fu’ād Al-Takarlī. Each story... more...