An Oxford-educated, independent Muslim woman who drives a sports car and lives in London offers her at times funny and very insightful journey to find a husband the traditional way. Ten years of matchmaking by well-meaning aunties, more mismatches than she could count, and one after the other dating disasters make for the romantic...
The harrowing true story of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl, who, along with her family and a few friends, is forced into hiding in a small attic during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II. Includes black and white photographs.
The true story of an illiterate nomadic camel herder who leaves the wandering life behind, and at the age of 27, learns to read and write the Somali language, goes to school and becomes a journalist. Being a journalist in Mogadishu is not for the faint of heart. The profession is full of risks, nepotism, bribery, and exploitation.
Hillary Rodham Clinton details her role as Secretary of State during the Obama administration offering a candid look at the choices, challenges, and sometimes entertaining interactions with the world's foreign leaders.
Actress and sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe, tells her story in her own words in this autobiography that was not published until 10 years after her death. From her orphan childhood through her rise to fame and marriage to Joe DiMaggio, this is the true story of the life of an American icon.
Considered a pioneer of Iraqi poetry, Salah Niazi has published many works of literature, including nine books of poetry and five books of criticism. He is also known for his translations of such weighty works as Shakespeare's Macbeth and Hamlet, as well as James Joyce's Ulysses. Here the exiled poet writes about his life and journey to becoming...
On March 10, 2015, a riot broke out between prison staff and inmates at Bahrain's notorious Jau Prison. After riot police regained control, the prisoners endured weeks of brutal torture. Human Rights Watch (HRW) corroborates the event. This is the true story by an inmate known only as "Jehad" of the horrific events of that day and the aftermath...
A guide to writers, poets, playwrights, and novelists from 5th Century BC to the modern era. Includes index and illustrations.
Nujood Ali's childhood came to a horrifying end in 2008 when, at the age of 9, she was forced to marry a man three times her age. In this harrowing biography, she tells of daily abuse by her husband and her courageous escape. With the help of local advocates, Nujood obtained a divorce and successfully opposed Yemeni tribal tradition.
Soon to be a major motion picture, and named the funniest book of the year by The Washington Post, the fascinating true adventure story about a charming amateur who used everything he learned about espioniage from movies and detective shows to help the FBI take down a real-life Russian spy.