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  • ?ad?th As Scriptureby A. Musa

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2008; US$ 21.99

    This work explores the earliest extant discussions on the authority of the Hadith in Islam and compares them with contemporary debates. These lively and often polemical debates are mostly popular discussions in which Muslims from different backgrounds and cultures participate - making this topic relevant to Muslims in their daily lives, as well as... more...

  • Istanbul (Deluxe Edition)by Orhan Pamuk; Ureen Freely

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 20.98

    From the Nobel Prize-winning author of My Name Is Red and Snow, a large-format, deluxe, collectible edition of his beloved memoir about life in Istanbul, with more than 200 added illustrations and a new introduction. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms.... more...

  • Feminism and Avant-Garde Aesthetics in the Levantine Novelby K. Hanna

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2016; US$ 87.35

    Feminism and Avant-Garde Aesthetics in the Levantine Novel examines the aesthetics of existentialism, critical realism, and surrealism in contemporary feminist literature in the Levant. It focuses on the novels of the Syrian writer Gh?dah al-Samm?n (b. 1942), the Palestinian Sahar Khal?feh (b. 1941), and the Lebanese Hud? Barak?t (b. 1952) and argues... more...

  • The World in a Bookby Elias Muhanna

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri was a fourteenth-century Egyptian polymath and the author of one of the greatest encyclopedias of the medieval Islamic world—a thirty-one-volume work entitled The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition . A storehouse of knowledge, this enormous book brought together materials on nearly every conceivable subject, from... more...

  • Warriors, Witches, Whoresby Rachel S. Harris

    Wayne State University Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema is a feminist study of Israel’s film industry and the changes that have occurred since the 1990s. Working in feminist film theory, the book adopts a cultural studies approach, considering the creation of a female-centered and thematically feminist film culture in light of structural and ideological... more...

  • Sa’di in Loveby Homa Katouzian

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 27.50

    With poetry which speaks across the ages, Sa’di (1210–81) is a vital classical poet and a towering figure of the medieval Persian canon. Comparable in skill and stature to other Persian poets such as Ferdowsi, Hafez, Rumi and Omar Khayyam, Sa’di’s verses – best known through his ‘Bustan’ and ‘Golestan’ – address universal themes of passion, love and... more...

  • Narrating Postcolonial Arab Nationsby Lindsey Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Narrating Postcolonial Arab Nations significantly enhances the interface between postcolonial literary studies and the hitherto under-studied Arab world. Lindsey Moore brings together canonical and less familiar Arab novels and memoirs from the last half century to consider colonial continuities and consequences. Literary narratives are shown to oppose... more...

  • Soft Weaponsby Gillian Whitlock

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 22.50 US$ 19.13

    Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran ,Marjane Satrapi’s comics, and “Baghdad Blogger” Salam Pax’s Internet diary are just a few examples of the new face of autobiography in an age of migration, globalization, and terror. But while autobiography and other genres of life writing can help us attend to people whose experiences are frequently unseen... more...

  • Reading Khaled Hosseiniby Rebecca Stuhr

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 40.00

    One of the most important emerging novelists today, Khaled Hosseini has enjoyed critical success and popular accolades. His first book, The Kite Runner , was voted Reading Group Book of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and was made into a major motion picture. His second book, A Thousand Splendid Suns , seems destined to follow the same path. Written for... more...

  • Scheherazade's Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writingby Susan Darraj

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 64.00

    In a time when it seems that the gap of understanding between the West and the Middle East continues to widen, Scheherazade's Legacy builds a bridge between the two cultures. Collected here are the voices of those who define the genre of Arab Anglophone writing—that literature that describes the cultural experiences of those with Arab identities... more...