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  • A River Dies of Thirstby Mahmoud Darwish; Catherine Cobham

    Saqi 2012; US$ 11.67

    Mahmoud Darwish was one of the most acclaimed contemporary poets in the Arab world, and is often cited as the poetic voice of the Palestinian people. During the tumultuous summer of 2006, as Israel attacked Gaza and Lebanon, Darwish was in Ramallah. He recorded his observations and feelings in writing, included in A River Dies of Thirst, some of his... more...

  • Sirat Antara – the Manuscript from the University Library in Wroclaw, Polandby Anna Nawolska

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    The Sirat Antara was an eighteenth century manuscript discovered by Anna Nawolska in the Manuscripts Department of Wroclaw University, Poland, which Nawolska translated from Arabic into English. Anatara Ibn Shaddad al-Absi was a sixth century pre-Islamic poet, knight, and hero. The Sirat Antara is the fifth incomplete volume of the chivalric epic that... more...

  • Media Arabicby Elisabeth Kendall

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 20.78

    Gives you up-to-date expressions, jargon and new coinages for modern concepts in media Arabic. What is the Arabic term for the UN? What phrase would be used to describe 'rogue state' in the Arab media? Or 'the Arab Spring'? This short, accessible vocabulary gives you ready-made lists of key terms in media Arabic for translating both... more...

  • Standing by the Ruinsby Ken Seigneurie

    Fordham University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    Since the mid-1970s, Lebanon has been at the center of the worldwide rise in sectarian extremism. Its cultural output has both mediated and resisted this rise. Standing by the Ruins reviews the role of culture in supporting sectarianism, yet argues for the emergence of a distinctive aesthetic of resistance to it. Focusing on contemporary Lebanese fiction,... more...

  • Plague Landsby Fawzi Karim; Anthony Howell; Abbas Kadhim

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 20.95

    Fawzi Karim is one of the most compelling voices of the exiled generation of Iraqi writers. The first of his poetry to appear in English, this collection includes an elegy for the life of a lost city—a chronicle of a journey into exile, haunted by the deep history of an ancient civilization. Memories of Baghdad?s alleys, smoke-filled cafés, and mulberry-shaded... more...

  • Moorish Poetryby A.J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95

    This anthology of small masterpieces of Moorish poets from Islamic Spain, North Africa and Sicily, compiled by Ibn Sa'id al-Andalusi, is translated here into rhymed English verse by A.J. Arberry. A classic translation. more...

  • The Routledge Introduction to Qur'anic Arabicby Munther Younes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.00

    The Routledge Introduction to Qur?anic Arabic is an innovative language course designed for users who have been reading and hearing the Qur?an since childhood and who would like to deepen their knowledge of its language, grammar and vocabulary. Accompanying audio material is available on the Routledge website. more...

  • Arabic For Dummiesby Amine Bouchentouf

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.99

    The fast and easy way to learn to speak Modern Standard Arabic Regarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers, Arabic is gaining global prominence and importance. Recent world events have brought more and more English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are increasingly... more...

  • Classical Arabic Literatureby Geert Jan van Gelder

    Library of Arabic Literature 2012; US$ 89.00

    A major achievement in the field of translation, this anthology presents a rich assortment of classical Arabic poems and literary prose, from pre-Islamic times until the 18th century, with short introductions to guide non-specialist students and informative endnotes and bibliography for advanced scholars. Like many pre-modern Arabic anthologies it... more...

  • Jewish and Muslim Dialects of Moroccan Arabicby Jeffrey Heath

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This is a comprehensive study of the Jewish and Muslim dialect networks of Morocco in its traditional boundaries, covering twenty-two Muslim and some thirty Jewish dialects of Moroccan Arabic. more...