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Book Club: Amrou Al-Kadhi's award-winning memoir is a poignant and moving story about the author's fight to be true to themselves.

Book Club: Jeff Halper argues that the only way to decolonise Palestine is to dismantle Israeli structures of domination and control and replace them with a single democratic state.

Revolt Against <em>the</em> Sun: When <em>the</em> political is personal

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Revolt Against the Sun: When the political is personal

Book Club: Nazik al-Mala'ika was one of the most important Arab poets of the twentieth century. Revolt Against the Sun presents her key works in English for the first time.

<em>The</em> best books by <em>Arab</em> authors in 2020

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of ...

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Diana Alghoul

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Book Club: In Hijab and Red Lipstick, Yousra Imran alchemises her trauma into a semi-autobiographical novel that was hard to ...

Sadek Hamid

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

Yousif Nur

Calligraphies of the Desert by Hassan Massoudy

Book Club: Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of revered poets and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all ...

Sumaiyya Naseem

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Book Club: Susan Abulhawa's award-winning third novel is a compelling and emotive contemplation of the Palestinian ...

<em>Arab</em> authors call for boycott of Emirati <em>book</em> prize

The New Arab Staff

Arab authors call for boycott of Emirati book prize

Some of the Arab world's most well-known authors have demanded the International Prize for Arabic Fiction cut ties ...

Tahmina Begum

A Match Made In Heaven: Muslim women talk desire

Book Club: A new anthology of stories by British Muslim women exploring romance and desire proves to be a powerful ...

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Comment: Trump is using a highly problematic definition of anti-Semitism to silence rights groups, while right-wing anti-Semitic violence ...

Netflix announces host of <em>new</em> Turkish TV series

The New Arab Staff

Netflix announces host of new Turkish TV series

The streaming giant is massively expanding its roster of Turkish original TV series and films.

Islam in <em>the</em> Eastern African Novel

Aisha Yusuff

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Book Club: Emad Mirmotahari's comprehensive study of Islam in Eastern African fiction reimagines the region's ...

<em>The</em> Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Ramona Wadi

The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

Josh Ruebner

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Book Club: Rashid Khalidi's masterful book traces a hundred years of colonial war against Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and Israel but backed by Britain and the US.

Assia Belgacem

The Wolf of Baghdad: Memoir of a Lost Homeland

Book Club: Carol Isaacs's stunning graphic novel is a vivid journey into the history of Iraq's Jewish community.

Aisha Yusuff

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

Book Club: A Palestinian-American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-face with a school ...

Sophia Akram

Asylum for Sale: The intersection of capitalism and migration

Book Club: Through essays, artwork, and photographs, this explosive new book documents the global ...

How <em>the</em> West Stole Democracy from <em>the</em> Arabs

Josh Ruebner

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

Book Club: Elizabeth Thompson chronicles a pivotal moment in modern history when Arab nationalists established a ...

Assia Belgacem

When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family's Forgotten History

Book Club: Massoud Hayoun's intimate memoir weaves family history with politics in a powerful exploration of Arab ...

<em>The</em> Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish ...

A Place Between Two Places: <em>The</em> Qur'anic Barzakh

Usman Butt

A Place Between Two Places: The Qur'anic Barzakh

Book Club: George Archer's thought-provoking study traces the conceptual history and philosophy of the ...

Passage to <em>the</em> Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh

Sumaiyya Naseem

Passage to the Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh

Book Club: Sahar Khalifeh's novel is a groundbreaking exploration of freedom, identity and nationhood, told through ...

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