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  • Witches, Isis and Narrativeby Stavros Frangoulidis

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.00

    This is the first in-depth study of Apuleius? Metamorphoses to juxtapose the different attitudes towards magic adopted by Lucius and other characters, either in embedded tales or in the main plot, as a key to deciphering the complex dynamics of the work. The contextualized approach pursued in this study further suggests that the novel?s final book... more...

  • I Saw Ramallahby Mourid Barghouti; Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Winner of the prestigious Naguib Mahfouz Medal, this fierce and moving work is an unparalleled rendering of the human aspects of the Palestinian predicament. Barred from his homeland after 1967?s Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile?shuttling among the world?s cities, yet secure in none of them; separated from his family... more...

  • The Arabian Nightsby Richard Burton; A.S. Byatt

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights... 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...

  • The Essential Nawal El Saadawiby Adele Newson Horst; Nawal El Saadawi

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Featuring work never before translated into English, The Essential Nawal El Saadawi gathers together a wide range of Saadawi's writing. From novellas and short stories to essays on politics, culture, religion and sex; from extensive interviews to her work as a dramatist; from poetry to autobiography, this book is essential for anyone wishing to... more...

  • Mannerism in Arabic Poetryby Stefan Sperl

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 34.00

    This book attempts to identify elements of mannerism and classicism in medieval Arabic poetry. more...

  • Mount of Knowledge, Sword of Eloquenceby M. Adra

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 47.00

    A distinguished scholar, author and statesman, al-Mu'ayyad fi'l-Din al-Shirazi (1000-1078 CE) lived during one of the most turbulent periods in Islamic history. The 11th-century was characterized, among other things, by an acute struggle for supremacy between the Sunni and Shi'a braches of Islam, represented politically by the 'Abbasid and Fatimid... more...

  • Islam Translatedby Ronit Ricci

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    The spread of Islam eastward into South and Southeast Asia was one of the most significant cultural shifts in world history. As it expanded into these regions, Islam was received by cultures vastly different from those in the Middle East, incorporating them into a diverse global community that stretched from India to the Philippines.   In... more...

  • Sexuality and Warby Evelyne Accad

    NYU Press 1990; US$ 89.00

    "A courageous analysis of Arab writers, addressing the connections between masculinity, violence, and nationalism.". —Robin Morgan, Ms. . "Rarely have sexuality and war been treated with such poignancy and historical concreteness .... The force of these often intertwined phenomena endemic to the human condition are considered with... more...

  • A River Dies of Thirstby Mahmoud Darwish; Catherine Cobham

    Archipelago Books 2009; US$ 16.00

    One of Darwish's last collections. Poems and musings on identity, love, peace--with irony, hope, and humor. more...