Book Club: Sudanese-Australian novelist Yassmin Abdel-Magied's follow-up to 'You Must Be Layla' is a brilliant bildungsroman continuation of a young Sudanese hijabi and the navigation of her identity, religion and sense of belonging.
Book Club: Over the past few centuries, Islam's historic footprint in continental Europe has largely been shunned. However, Tharik Hussain's latest travel book traces how Islamic architecture, and its minarets, have stood the test of time.
South Asian norms have for far too long maintained women's roles as passive, unquestioning and subservient to her husband, but feminist movements in the region have begun to challenge those ideals with literature also heavily impacting the movements.
Book Club: Edward Said's contribution both to Palestinian literature and Postcolonialism as a theoretical discipline remains unparalleled. In this searing new biography, Timothy Brennan provides an exhaustive account of the man's life and legacy.
Book Club: Using contemporary Turkey as a paradigm to discuss how gender politics has been co-opted by neoliberalism, The Politics of the Female Body in Contemporary Turkey is a success in shifting the gender debate from cultural specificity.
The understated literary figure Attia Hosain has often gone unnoticed when recalling the great writers of the partition era. Yet, with the reissuing of two of her most seminal works by Virago Press, it's a timely reminder of her magisterial quality.
Tracing the formation of the contemporary Middle East from its turbulent past, 'The Middle East Crisis Factory' is an invaluable text for readers wishing to understand why, from antiquity onwards, the Middle East matters.
Deep-diving into the social intricacies of the Abbasid Caliphate, Philip Wood's latest book profiles Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, whose adoption of the authoritative title "Imam" within Christianity has revealed interesting, alternative multiplicities.
Award-winning journalist Delphine Minoui's latest book is a searing account of how Syrian rebels utilised underground libraries as places of shelter and bases for resistance whilst fighting against the Assad regime in the Syrian city of Daraya.
One of the great myths perpetuated by European colonisation was that the Islamic World was homogenous. In Justin K. Stearn's latest text, he counters this myth vicariously through Morocco's interaction with the natural sciences in the 17th century.