A pioneering novel written in four parts. Each part representing a concerto movement, the novel looks at the Palestinian exodus from Israel in 1948 (known as the ‘nakba’), the holocaust and the Palestinian right to return. Winner of the 2016 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).
Rawia Abu Najma – a documentary producer who has not visited Jerusalem since the Six Day War of 1967 – obtains a special permit to return. Although she has come to sort out the affairs of an aged aunt, she secretly hopes to make a film about people's lives in the city. Nominated for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) 2016.
The life story of Murad, written by his former girlfriend Julia, a Frenchwoman. An orphan, Murad is cursed by the people of his village. Ostracised, insulted and beaten, he turns to love in an attempt to take revenge on fate. Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) 2016.
Tells the history of the women of the Al-Abd al-Lat clan, which has left the desert and is preparing to leave its Bedouin customs behind. The women of the clan struggle with these changes and many scorn those embracing modern life. Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) 2016.
An unflinching portrayal of the suffering endured by a young, single Shiite woman from Kuwait who falls in love with a married Sunni man with children. Nominated for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) 2016.
The most important Islamic history of the premodern world; written by the great 14th century Arab scholar, Ibn Khaldun, this monumental work presented the foundation of several fields of knowledge including philosophy, sociology, economics, and more.
Poetry byAdonis, the acclaimed Syrian poet.
Essays by the "Casanova of Reading," explore the crafts of reading and writing, literary identity, the art of translation, the power of censorship, and the links between books and politics.
Offers a fascinating historical overview of Arabic literature.
A merchant returns to his native Buenos Aires and discovers nothing is as he remembered. The military has begun a campaign of terror and his friends are ghosts. It is the Dark Era in Argentina's history.
A woman becomes intrigued with her grandfather's diary when she sees the negative effect that reading it has on her father. Her grandfather was a freedom fighter in the resistance that fought for Algerian independence from France and the diary reveals the daily life and deeds of the freedom soldiers. Hailed as heroes by the public,...
The destinies of villains with evil ambitions intersect as they wreak havoc on each other.