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Reading the World
Middle East


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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
by Marjane Satrapi
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From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazines No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdels Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a... (read more)

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Embroideries
Embroideries
by Marjane Satrapi
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By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, this book's stories lift the veil off the real, private lives of Iranian women and--perfectly captured in Satrapi's simple, beguiling drawings--reveal the connections between women everywhere.... (read more)

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Cities of Salt
Cities of Salt
by Abdelrahman Munif
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Banned in Saudia Arabia, this is a blistering look at Arab and American hypocrisy following the discovery of oil in a poor oasis community.... (read more)

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The Conference of The Birds (Penguin Classics)
The Conference of The Birds (Penguin Classics)
by Farid Ud Din Attar
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The acclaimed translation of a magnificent work of Persian poetry—now updated with new material Composed in the twelfth century in northeastern Iran, Farid Attar’s great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian... (read more)

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The Liberated Bride
The Liberated Bride
by A B Yehoshua
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "A world-class writer at the height of his powers." --The Boston Globe Yochanan Rivlin, professor of Near Eastern studies at Haifa University, is a man of boundless and often naïve curiosity. His wife Hagit is tolerant of... (read more)

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I Saw Ramallah (00 Edition)
I Saw Ramallah (00 Edition)
by Mourid Barghouti
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Winner of the prestigious Naguib Mahfouz Medal, this fierce and moving work is an unparalleled rendering of the human aspects of the Palestinian predicament. Barred from his homeland after 1967s Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years... (read more)

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In Search of Walid Masoud (00 Edition)
In Search of Walid Masoud (00 Edition)
by Ibrahim Jabra Jabra
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Walid Masoud disappears. A Palestinian intellectual, he has been living in Baghdad since the first Israeli War of 1948. As a member of an organization engaged in the armed struggle against Israel, suspicion arises that he has gone underground as part of... (read more)

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Women of Sand and Myrrh
Women of Sand and Myrrh
by Hanan Al-shaykh
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Drowned Book Ecstatic & Earthy Reflectio
Drowned Book Ecstatic & Earthy Reflectio
by Rumi
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Bahauddin, Rumi's father, was not only a major force in the development of Islamic spirituality, but also deeply influential in his son's life. This delightful and provocative collection reveals the depth of thirteenth-century Sufi mystical wisdom and... (read more)

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Scattered Crumbs
Scattered Crumbs
by Muhsin Al-ramli
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An Iraqi family tries to survive both a dictator and a war. Set in an Iraqi village during the Iran-Iraq war, Scattered Crumbs critiques a totalitarian dictatorship through the stories of an impoverished peasant family. A father, a fierce supporter of... (read more)

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Mansion in the Sky and Other Short Stories (03 Edition)
Mansion in the Sky and Other Short Stories (03 Edition)
by Taraghi
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Writing before and since the Iranian Revolution, Goli Taraghi publishes both in Iran and abroad. In this collection of stories, she poignantly describes her childhood in Tehran and portrays the experience of exile with her family. She was one of the... (read more)

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In the Land of Israel (93 Edition)
In the Land of Israel (93 Edition)
by Amos Oz
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“An exemplary instance of a writer using his craft to come to grips with what is happening politically and to illuminate certain aspects of Israeli society that have generally been concealed by polemical formulas.” —The New York Times... (read more)

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Mr. Mani
Mr. Mani
by A. B. Yehoshua
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Mr. Mani is a deeply affecting six-generation family saga, extending from nineteenth century Greece and Poland to British-occupied Palestine to German-occupied Crete and ultimately to modern Israel. The narrative moves through time and is told in five... (read more)

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A Tale of Love and Darkness
A Tale of Love and Darkness
by Amos Oz
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“Oz lifts the veil on kibbutz existence without palaver. His pinpoint descriptions are pared to perfection . . . His people twitch with life.” — Scotsman In Between Friends, Amos Oz returns to the kibbutz of the late 1950s, the time and... (read more)

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The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
by Richard F. Burton and A. S. Byatt
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Robert Louis Stevenson called it a "a book that captivates in childhood and delights in age".<P>Bennett Cerf selected the tales in this edition in 1932 for the Modern Library as the "most famous and representative" from the multivolume translation... (read more)

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Bliss (03 Edition)
Bliss (03 Edition)
by Ronit Matalon
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Set in Tel Aviv and Paris, a powerful story of love, friendship, regret, and war, as current as today's headlines Ronit Matalon's fiction has been praised as "haunting," "inventive," "refreshingly daring." Now in a graceful, illuminating second novel... (read more)

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Be My Knife
Be My Knife
by David Grossman
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When the awkward, neurotic and childlike Yair, a seller of rare books, sees a beautiful woman across the room at a class reunion he feels compelled to write to her. So begins a love affair of words between two married, middle-aged adults, dissatisfied... (read more)

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The Story of Zahra
The Story of Zahra
by Hanan Shaykh
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With more than 21,000 copies in print of  Women Of Sand And Myrrh, and more than  15,000 copies of The Story Of  Zahra, Hanan al-Shaykh is the best known and most  admired woman writer of the Arab world. The... (read more)

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Wild Thorns ((Rev)00 Edition)
Wild Thorns ((Rev)00 Edition)
by Sahar Khalifeh
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Wild Thorns is a chronicle of life in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. It is the first Arab novel to give a true picture of social and personal relations under occupation.... (read more)

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Age of Wonders
Age of Wonders
by Aharon Appelfeld
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