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  • 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...

  • Like Joseph in Beautyby Mark S. Wagner

    BRILL 2008; US$ 175.00

    Traces the evolution of an Arabic poetic form called 'Humayni poetry'. This book addresses the connections between the Humayni poetry of Yemen and the sacred poetry of Jews from Yemen, a chapter in the history of Arabic and Jewish literatures. 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...

  • Arabic Literary Thresholdsby Muhsin Al-Musawi

    BRILL 2009; US$ 238.00

    This book provides a very synthetic view of Arabic literature within the field of social sciences and the humanities. It demonstrates an actual shift in the study of Arabic literature and directs attention to new dimensions and perspectives. more...

  • Mannerism in Arabic Poetryby Stefan Sperl

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00

    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 Islam Translated,... more...

  • Sexuality and Warby Evelyne Accad

    NYU Press 1990; US$ 22.10

    "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 incisive and wrenching... more...

  • Sufi Narratives of Intimacyby Sa'diyya Shaikh

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn 'Arabi, Gender, and Sexuality 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...