Book Club

Gilbert Achcar ‘The People Want’
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Book Club: Gilbert Achcar's re-issued book traces the development of the Arab Uprisings, and posits their future prospects. In particular, its multi-faceted analysis and pinpoint precision of social phenomena make the book an important body of work.
Iman Sultan book review
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Book Club: Noor Naga's 'If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English' is a haunting, tragic novel about the dark and monstrous proportions identity crises can attain when they are not tended to.
Prisoner's book
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Book Club: With meticulous research based on oral historical narratives and archival literature, Julie M. Norman’s 'The Palestinian Prisoners Movement' traces the centrality of resistance by those incarcerated in Israeli jails.
Brown Girls
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Book Club: Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades is a vibrant, lyrical love letter to womanhood, community and culture from the perspective of women of colour.
You Truly Assumed
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Book Club: You Truly Assumed is a step in the right direction for a contemporary YA novel that many Black Muslim girls will see themselves reflected in.
The enduring trauma of innocence. A review of ‘The Suspect’ by Rizwaan Sabir
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Book Club: An exposing account of the consequences of the War on Terror, Rizwaan Sabir's new book delves into the failings of policies and practices that have been used by Western counties, and the traumatic mental health effects of his experience
The Circassians of Turkey: War, Violence and Nationalism from the Ottomans to Ataturk
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Book Club: Research into the Circassian's role within the Ottoman Empire has been largely muted since the establishment of the Turkish Republic by Ataturk in 1923. In Caner Yelbasi's latest book, he examines the ethnic group's varied engagements.
Azmi Bishara's Palestine: Matters of Truth and Justice
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Book Club: Renowned Palestinian academic Azmi Bishara's latest book Palestine: Matters of Truth and Justice is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary investigation of the question of justice in Palestine, analysed through a moral and legislative lens.
The Stone House by Yara Hawari
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Book Club: Yara Hawari's novella traces three generations of Palestinians, and how their memory and notions of identity have each been ruptured by the Nakba. Filled with visceral descriptions of life under occupation, The Stone House is a must-read.
Levelling the field: Journeys toward gender equality in Islam
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Book Club: Ziba Mir-Hosseini’s latest project makes leading Muslim reformists’ works and arguments about gender and women’s rights accessible to a wider readership.