Award Winners

Award Winners

Nominated and award-winning books, movies, and music in all of Sawa's world languages.

Award Winners  

  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels
    Author:  Usama al-'Issa

    Winner of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Literature. In this novel, Palestinian novelist, Usama al-'Issa narrates the history of Bethlehem and Palestine through the stories of patients in a mental hospital near the Dheisheh refugee camp.

    $26.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Children Books:  Ages 3-5, Ages 6-10
    Author:  Nabihah Muhaydali

    Yasser learns to write the shopping list.  It starts out as scribbles, then pictures, and then it is words!  A delightful beginning reader for children featuring vowelled text.  Awarded the Assabil prize for children's literature in Lebanon.

    $17.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels
    Author:  Leila Slimani

    Winner of France's top literary award, the Goncourt Prize 2016, the novel has been a bestseller in France.  Written by a former journalist, this is a thriller that opens with the murder of two young children killed by their nanny. It is loosely based on the real story of a nanny from Dominican Republic who was accused of killing the...

    $21.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels
    Author:  Waciny Laredj

    Winner of the Sheikh Zayed Award, this is a historical novel about Abdelkader, the military and religious leader who founded the Algerian state and led the Algerians in their 19th century struggle against French occupation.

    $29.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Natural Science
    Author:  Mark Miodownik

    Explore the magical engineering in the things we use daily. With clarity and humor, a world-leading materials scientist tells enthralling stories that explain the science and history of materials. Why is glass see-through? Why does a paper clip bend? Why is elastic stretchy? And did you know there is a diamond five times the size of Earth?!...

    $29.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Cookbooks
    Author:  Pat Crocker

    Winner of the International Cookbook Revue Award, this is one of the bestselling juicing books on the market. Now available in Arabic, this is the essential guide to the delicious, nutritious health benefits of juicing. Includes recipes for fruit and veggie juices, smoothies, frozen treats, and much more.

    $37.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  History
    Author:  Tim Weiner

    National Bestseller and previously named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post, here is an inside look at the FBI by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.  This is the story of the FBI and how it has become the most powerful intelligence service of the United States.

    $43.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels
    Author:  Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    May 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the original publication of this novel by the award-winning Colombian author.  Originally published in 1967, this novel went on to sell more than 45 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 44 languages.  It is considered to be the Bible of magical realism -- a literary style that...

    $27.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Short Stories
    Author:  Tahar Ben Jelloun

    Winner of the Dublin Prize, this is undoubtedly one of the most enchanted books by the award-winning Moroccan author. Ben Jelloun takes the ten tales of Perrault (Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, etc.), masterfully reworks them in an Arab and Muslim context, and presents them in the manner of the Thousand and One Nights.

    $24.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels
    Author:  Waciny Laredj

    Winner of the 2015 Katara Prize, this is the haunting story of one family in the modern Arab world.  A world of brutal dictatorships and vague revolutions.  A fragile kingdom where everyone is afraid of everyone, and everyone dreams of taking revenge on everyone, and everyone is lying in wait. 

    $26.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Travel
    Author:  Ghadeer Abu Sneineh

    A winner of the 2016 Ibn Battuta Prize, this is the story of an extraordinary journey by a not-so-ordinary traveler.  Ghadeer Abu Seneineh, a Palestinian wife and mother of four, has a master's degree in Spanish literature and works as a journalist and translator.  This travelogue details her exploration of Latin America with poet...

    $24.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels, Historical fiction
    Author:  Mohsin al-Wakili

    By multiple award-winning Moroccan author, Mohsin al-Wakili, this novel won the Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity. Despite the cover art, the story is set during the latter part of 16th century Morocco during the reign of the Saadi Dynasty. It was a time of disease, ignorance, and tyranny -- until the winds of change began to blow . . .

    $23.95
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