A manuscript is abandoned at sea by its author. The manuscript relates what happens as it tries to reunite with its author. Weaved together with this are the adventures contained within the manuscript’s pages: a story of copyists fleeing a city called the City of Injustice, which is dominated by extremists ruled by the head of a censorship...
An experimental novel with original illustrations about life in Cairo. This book has been challenged on moral grounds in Egypt and the author is currently in prison. Click here for more information and an excerpt in English. Winner: PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award 2016.
Eritrea is under Ethopian occupation and there's to be a revolution. The enslaved and followers who dream of freedom will rise up under the leadership of Al Saqqa. As with every other revolution there are those who seek to acquire their own power through any means necessary. Longlisted for the 2016 IPAF.
Raya has beautiful, silky hair and everyone likes to touch it. She doesn't like it when people touch her hair. How does she solve her problem? Should she cut it? Should she tell people her hair has bugs?
The 7th century Islamic scholar Ibn Arabi wrote extensively about his belief that women and men are equal. Moroccan novelist and researcher, Nuzha Baradha, offers commentary and insight into Ibn Arabi's thoughts on women.
Translation of Ray Bradbury's internationally-acclaimed novel about a dystopian society where TV rules and literature is on the brink of extinction. Firemen set fires, rather than extinguishing them, by burning the printed book and any houses that hide this illegal commodity.
A prison guard who terrorizes the inmates? An inmate who lost his parents and sister in a fire? How did these two come to be where they are? A novel of human exploration by Saudi novelist, Abdo Khal, a previous winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF), also known as the "Arab Booker."
Translation of a book of short stories written by Nikolai Gogol in 1831-32. His memories of childhood in today's Ukraine are depicted in these pictures of peasant life.
Tattered papers and old photos buried beneath basement rubble reveal clues to the love story of Nura and Kamal, which prompts a cross-war-torn-country trip to learn more shedding light not only on the past, but also the present and the future. Shortlisted for the Katara Prize 2016, the author received $60,000 US. It has been...
Ah, the Mathilde Building. It has seen births, deaths, weddings, life. Her walls have heard the throes of ecstasy, the pain of childbirth, the arguments, the young footsteps on the stairs. She has also seen the ravages of war, but this is not the story of a building, it is the story of home.
An Algerian soldier is detained for failing to report for service and is sent to the Levant to assist the French Army. He knows he will never set foot in his beloved Algeria again. Upon retirement, he looks back over his life and relives his life in Algeria through letters from his brother.
A collection of short stories by Syrian novelist and scriptwriter, Rami Tawil.