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Zaman Al Gham Al Gamil

Zaman Al Gham Al Gamil

Dictatorships have never been funnier. In diary-like observations, one of Egypt’s bestselling young writers, Omar Taher, hilariously describes the depressing old times under Mubarak’s rule. He comments on Mubarak, his son, the ruling party, football, nepotism, politics, rituals and celebrations.

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Ada Al Taera Al Waraqeya

Ada Al Taera Al Waraqeya

Afghanistan in the 1970s: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite flying tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives…

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Al Thelal Al Mohtariqa

Al Thelal Al Mohtariqa

9 August, 1945, Nagasaki: Hiroko Tanaka, twenty-one and in love with Konrad Weiss, the man she is about to marry, steps out onto her veranda, minutes before a nuclear explosion shatters her world. Travelling to Delhi two years later, she meets Konrad’s half-sister, Elizabeth, her husband James Burton, and their employee Sajjad Ashraf.

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Matloob Arees

Shelina is keeping a very surprising secret under her headscarf. She wants to fall in love and find her faith. Torn between the Buxom Aunties, romantic comedies and mosque imams, she decides to follow the arranged-marriage route to finding Mr Right, Muslim-style.

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Saladin

Saladin was an outsider whose life was filled with paradox famous for driving the crusaders out of Jerusalem, and becoming the most powerful man in the Islamic empire, he died penniless, without enough money to line his coffin.

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Fi Ayn Al Asefa

From one of Egypt's brightest political analysts and diplomats, here is finally an objective analysis of an Egypt at the crossroads. What is the power balance between the Military Counsel, the Islamists, the revolutionaries and the cronies of the old regime? Why is each of them behaving in a seemingly incomprehensible way? What possible alliances could be possible? When is the next clash and between whom?

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Mowlana

Mowlana

The new page-turner by bestselling opposition journalist and novelist Ibrahim Essa tackles the controversial widespread phenomenon of ‘satellite TV sheikhs’. He unravels the secret relationships between the different sheikhs and their links to politics, the security services, and the business world. With the characteristic irony of its author, this engaging novel takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride through the secret alliances between power, finance and the media in Egypt today.

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Does My Head Look Big in This? – Arabic edition

Ma Ra’yukum fi Shakli Al Aan?

Amal Abdel-Hakim is a seventeen-year-old Australian-Palestinian Muslim trying to come to grips with her various identities. It’s hard enough being cool as a teenager when failing to keep up with the latest trend is enough to disqualify you from the in-group.

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Baynama Yanam Al Alam

1948: The lives of the Abulheja family are changed forever when they are forcibly removed from their ancestral home in Ein Hod and sent to live in a refugee camp in Jenin. Through Amal, the bright granddaughter of the patriarch, we witness the stories of her brothers: one, a stolen boy who becomes an Israeli soldier; and the other, who as a result of sacrificing everything for the Palestinian cause, becomes his brother’s unwitting enemy. 

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A Passion for Adventure: Turning Zain into a Telecom Giant (English edition)

Dr. Saad al Barrak is no ordinary businessman. His approach to business comes from the souks of his native Kuwait, but is also shaped by an American and British education, occupation and war, and his own warm and human leadership style.

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Arab Women in Arab News: Old Stereotypes and New Media (English edition)

When Arab women are portrayed in western media, they are typically veiled and voiceless, their words spoken for them in captions and voice-overs. But where do Arab women stand in Arab news? Are the Western stereotypes reinforced or countered?

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I Shall Not Hate

Lan Akrah

The extraordinary story of a Palestinian doctor who, despite witnessing the death of three of his daughters in the Israeli incursion into Gaza in January 2009, continued his medical and humanitarian work, with the aim of bringing the people of the region together in peace.

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Gulf Women

This groundbreaking collection of fifteen essays provides a greater understanding of the history of the Gulf and the Arab world, as well as the history of Muslim women. The result of a project aimed at finding sources and studying the history of women in the region, the articles are presented thematically and chronologically, starting with ancient history, and moving on to the medieval, early modern and contemporary periods. 

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Hata Matla Al Fajr: An eyewitness account of Egypt before the fall of Mubarak (2010-2011)

This collection of lively political satires and essays represents some of Bilal Fadl’s most important work in the three years leading up to the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

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Lan Akrah

The extraordinary story of a Palestinian doctor who, despite witnessing the death of three of his daughters in the Israeli incursion into Gaza in January 2009, continued his medical and humanitarian work, with the aim of bringing the people of the region together in peace. 

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