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  • To the Holy Shrinesby Richard Burton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 7.04

    Disguised as a Persian dervish, Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) set out to become the first Christian to penetrate the Muslim shrines of Medina and Mecca - a reckless stunt that would have resulted in his being executed if discovered. Endlessly observant, amused, boastful and engaging, Burton here describes his time in Cairo (including a memorable... more...

  • Beyond The Pyramidsby Douglas Kennedy

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 9.99

    BEYOND THE PYRAMIDS is a delightfully wry chronicle of travels through a country of incongruity - an Egypt encompassing a diversity of cultural influences which often belies its image of 'archaeological theme park'. With an acute eye for the unusual, the interesting or the plain absurd, Douglas Kennedy takes us on a continually surprising tour beyond... more...

  • The Girl Who Fell to Earthby Sophia Al-Maria

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.24

    Award-winning filmmaker and writer Sophia Al-Maria’s The Girl Who Fell to Earth is a funny and wry coming-of-age memoir about growing up in between American and Gulf Arab cultures. With poignancy and humor, Al-Maria shares the struggles of being raised by an American mother and Bedouin father while shuttling between homes in the Pacific Northwest... more...

  • Stranger to Historyby Aatish Taseer

    Canongate Books 2007; US$ 13.29

    What does it mean to be a young Muslim in the twenty-first century? When Aatish Taseer receives a challenging letter from his estranged father in Pakistan, he decides to set off on an expedition across the Islamic world in search of his own Islamic heritage, as well as to discover how other young people across the Middle East felt about theirs. In... more...

  • Fear and Faith in Paradiseby Phil Karber

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    From life along the Tigris River in the 1970s to the ongoing Arab Spring uprisings, Phil Karber has witnessed decades of change throughout the Middle East. Fear and Faith in Paradise draws on his wealth of experience to sketch a timely and compelling portrait of the region throughout history. Seamlessly moving between past and present, Karber... more...

  • Down the Nileby Rosemary Mahoney

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 20.00

    Rosemary Mahoney was determined to take a solo trip down the Egyptian Nile in a small boat, even though civil unrest and vexing local traditions conspired to create obstacles every step of the way. Starting off in the south, she gained the unlikely sympathy and respect of a Muslim sailor, who provided her with both a seven-foot skiff and a window into... more...

  • Making Soapies in Kabulby Trudi-Ann Tierney

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 18.17

    The hugely funny and nail-bitingly dramatic account of how a talented Australian TV executive found herself working on Afghanistan's best-loved soap. more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprusby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2016; Not Available

    The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading... more...

  • Tel Aviv Noirby Etgar Keret; Assaf Gavron

    Akashic Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Keret and Gavron masterfully assemble some of Israel's top contemporary writers into a compulsively readable collection. more...

  • Niebuhr in Egyptby Roger H. Guichard Jr.

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    When Roger H. Guichard Jr. discovered a French translation of the works of Carsten Niebuhr, sole survivor of the 1761-1767 Royal Danish Expedition to the Yemen, he was astounded. 'They were not just another dry account of one man’s travels, but represented the record of a serious intellectual enterprise involving Enlightenment science, sacred... more...