A rare historical look at ancient Muslim rituals, talismans, and magic based on the Picatrix, an ancient Arabic text on magic attributed to the Andalusian mathematician, al-Majriti. The first Latin translation dates to 1256.
Divided into two parts, this invaluable resource first documents the history of Somali arts from the 1940s onward, and the second part details the productions of some 70 well-known plays. Included is information about the theaters, directors, producers, and performers. Illustrations include photographs, facsimiles of playbills, and...
This colorful book introduces popular Somali folk and other dance traditions. Includes the stories told through the traditional dancing and stresses the importance of the folk dance in Somali tradition.
The author extols the richness of the Somali language and the importance of preserving it. He warns of language erosion caused by neglect and non-use of Somali. The book is meant to inspire the reader to pursue the development, use and preservation of the Somali language.
The author compares and contrasts the differing viewpoints of women in leadership roles from Somali customary law through modern secular law.
Winner of the 2016 Peace Prize in German Publishing. This book, by award-winning journalist and humanitarian, Carolin Emcke, is a call to the courageous to take a stand against hate. She offers convincing arguments and ideas to defend human rights and promote an open society.
Somali oral tradition is brought to life in print in five stories told through generations and researched by the author who traveled to tribal lands to interview elders who were there.
The rich culture of oral literature of the Somali people is brought to life in this book that explores the poetic layers of meaning in the Somali language.
Godadle, a Somali word that describes a man with multiple secret wives. This true story is equal parts funny and tragic as it tells the story of one such man who tried to juggle the responsibilities of multiple spouses. An eye-opening exploration of the far-reaching devastating effects of polygamy.
Acclaimed Egyptian scholar, lecturer, columnist, university professor, and prolific author, Youssef Ziedan has authored more than 50 novels, winner of the Arabic Prize for International Fiction 2009. Arab Blues is a collection of Ziedan's articles, essays, and various writings, some never before published.
Similar to the Humans of New York project, this book, by award-winning author and poet, Abdullah al-Zuyud, was the catalyst for the Human "Nas" Project in the Middle East. The 21 stories are snapshots from the lives of ordinary people from countries around the world. Each story is illustrated with a drawing of the owner's face, name and...
This thought-provoking book, now available in Arabic, identifies cooperation as the most important challenge faced by civil society in this modern day and age. The author explores how people can cooperate in school, online, at work, in politics, and on street corners; and why it is necessary for our survival.