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8 Featured Titles

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Rebel Music
Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Written by Hisham Aidi

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27997-2 (0-307-27997-9)

In this pioneering study, Hisham Aidi—an expert on globalization and social movements—takes us into the musical subcultures that have emerged among Muslim youth worldwide over the last decade.  He shows how music—primarily hip-hop, but also rock, reggae, Gnawa and Andalusian—has come to express a shared Muslim consciousness in face of War... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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One Thousand and One Nights
A Retelling
Written by Hanan al-Shaykh
Foreword by Mary Gaitskill

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94899-1 (0-307-94899-4)

Passed down over centuries from India, Persia, and across the Arab world, the mesmerizing stories of One Thousand and One Nights are related by the beautiful, young Shahrazad as she attempts to delay her execution. Retold in modern English by the acclaimed Lebanese author Hanan al-Shaykh, here are stories of the real and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rosewater (Movie Tie-in Edition)
A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival
Written by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy
Foreword by Jon Meacham

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8180-3 (0-8129-8180-4)

When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he’d be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know, as he kissed her good-bye, that he would spend the next three months in Iran’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

April 14, 2015
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Congress and the Shaping of the Middle East

Written by Kirk Beattie

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 14, 2015
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-561-6 (1-60980-561-5)

The upside-down logic of US policy in the Middle East is one of the great foreign policy conundrums today precisely because it touches on so many different problematic areas. The March 2006 article by Walt and Meersheimer that appeared under the title The Israel Lobby in the London Review of Books... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Inside Syria
The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect
Written by Reese Erlich
Foreword by Noam Chomsky

Format: Hardcover, 313 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-948-2 (1-61614-948-5)

Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich gives the reader a better understanding of this momentous power struggle and why it matters.

Through... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Arabic Poems

Edited by Marle Hammond

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71243-2 (0-375-71243-7)

A bilingual anthology of poems from the sixth century to the present, Arabic Poems is a one-of-a-kind showcase of a fascinating literary tradition.

The Arabic poetic legacy is as vast as it is deep, spanning a period of fifteen centuries in regions from Morocco to Iraq. Themes of love, nature, religion... Read more >

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The Life of Ariel Sharon
Written by David Landau

Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7698-7 (1-4000-7698-6)

From the former editor in chief of Haaretz, the first in-depth, comprehensive biography of Ariel Sharon, the most dramatic and imposing Israeli political and military leader of the last forty years.

The life of Ariel Sharon spans much of modern Israel’s history. A commander in the Israeli Army from its inception in 1948, Sharon... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Memoir of a City Transformed
Written by Ahdaf Soueif

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80351-1 (0-345-80351-5)

When throngs of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the fall of Hosni Mubarak’s regime, Ahdaf Soueif—author, journalist, lifelong progressive—was among them. Now, in this deeply personal work, Soueif summons her storytelling talents to trace her city’s—and nation’s—ongoing transformation. 

She writes of the youth who led the revolts, and of the... Read more >
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