Literature / Fiction

in praise of hatred

8th Oct 2012

In Praise of Hatred by Khaled Khalifa

A deeply absorbing read that delivers an important message about the dangers of hate... read more


3rd May 2012

Out of It by Selma Dabbagh

Compelling and evocative, a stunning debut set against the extraordinary horror of war.... read more

Azazeel Cover

4th Apr 2012

Azazeel by Youssef Ziedan

A brilliant addition to the sadly limited canon of Arabic literature available in translation and a stunning novel in its own right.... read more

By Bye Babylon

13th Feb 2012

Bye Bye Babylon by Lamia Ziadé

A deeply moving, yet entertaining and vividly depicted, graphic representation of Civil War Beirut in all its minutia... read more

Anatomy of a Disappearance, by Hisham Matar

20th Jan 2012

Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar

This beautiful and nostalgic novel 'probably represents the most important artistic response yet to the trauma of Arab dictatorship' ... read more

One day in April by Jad El Hage

12th Jan 2012

One Day in April by Jad El Hage

Blood, treason, treachery, deception, heartbreak, lies and fratricide during the Lebanese Civil War... read more

Homeless Rats by Ahmed Fagih

12th Jan 2012

Homeless Rats by Ahmed Fagih

A fascinating imagination of how the symbiosis of desert life might work - a well-written piece of literature from a rare viewpoint and location.... read more