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  • Only in Londonby Hanan Al-Shaykh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    Four strangers meet on a turbulent flight from Dubai to London: Amira, a canny Moroccan prostitute; Lamis, a 30-year old Iraqi divorcee; Nicholas, an English expert on Islamic art; and Samir, a Lebanese man who is delivering a monkey on a mission he doesn?t fully understand. Once safely on British soil, Lamis and Nicholas fall in love, Samir chases... more...

  • The Locust and the Birdby Hanan Al-Shaykh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    In a masterly act of literary transformation, celebrated novelist Hanan al-Shaykh re-creates the dramatic life and times of her mother, Kamila.   Married at a young age against her will, Kamila soon fell head-over-heels in love with another man?and was thus forced to choose between her children and her lover. As the narrative unfolds through the years?from... more...

  • I Sweep the Sun Off Rooftopsby Hanan Al-Shaykh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    Since the U.S. publication of Women of Sand and Myrrh --which has now sold more than 35,000 copies and was selected as one of the Fifty Best Books of 1992 by Publishers Weekly--Hanan al-Shaykh has attracted an ever larger following for her dazzling tales of contemporary Arab women. In these seventeen short stories--eleven of which are appearing in... more...

  • Beirut Bluesby Hanan Al-Shaykh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    With the acclaim won by her first two novels, Hanan al-Shaykh established herself as the Arab world's foremost woman writer. Beirut Blues , published to similar acclaim, further confirms her place in Arabic literature, and brings her writing to a new, groundbreaking level. The daring fragmented structure of this epistolary novel mirrors the chaos... more...

  • Women of Sand and Myrrhby Hanan Al-Shaykh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    A powerful and moving novel, by the Arab worlds  leading woman novelist, about four women coping  with the insular, oppressive society of an unnamed  desert state. more...

  • The Locust and the Birdby Hanan Al-Shaykh

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99

    Kamila is nine years old when she is taken from the poverty of her childhood village in southern Lebanon to Beirut. She has never learned to read or write though she longs to go to school. Stories, poetry and film are her passion - and a beautiful boy called Muhammad. They fall in love before Kamila is forced into an arranged marriage, despite her... more...

  • Women of Sand and Myrrhby Hanan Al-Shaykh

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99

    In an unnamed Middle Eastern city, four women from different social and cultural backgrounds tell their story. There is Suha, an educated Lebanese woman brought to the desert by her husband; Tamr, who must fight against male rule to educate herself; Suzanne, captivated by the men and the mystery of the Arabian desert; and Nur, in fierce pursuit of... more...

  • One Thousand and One Nightsby Hanan Al-Shaykh

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by Shahrazad under sentence of death to King Shahrayar. Maddened by the discovery of his wife's orgies, King Shahrayar vows to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning. To survive, his newest wife Shahrazad spins a web of tales each night, leaving the King in suspense when... more...

  • One Thousand and One Nightsby Hanan Al-Shaykh; Mary Gaitskill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00

    Gathered and passed down over the centuries from India, Persia, and across the Arab world, the mesmerizing stories of One Thousand and One Nights tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. They are related by the beautiful, wise, young Shahrazad,... more...

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