Book Club

"Qissat: Short Stories for Palestinian Women" is a rare showcase of Palestinian women writers across generations [Saqi Books]
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Book Club: In a cross-generational compilation, editor Jo Glanville chronicles the varied lived experiences of Palestinian women, from domestic to diaspora. Not restricted to Palestine's occupation, the text's many layers make it a must-read.
A history of false hope
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Book Club: Despite over twenty inquiries into Israel's human rights abuses against the Palestinians, the international community has consistently thwarted a response. Lori Allen's new book chronicles these attempts and how the Palestinians persevere.
Despite the influence of the Islamic Golden Age in shaping our world, contemporary Muslim societies have struggled to innovate [Getty Images]
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Book Club: Nadeem M. Qureshi’s phenomenal new English translation of Shakib Arslan’s 1930 book Why Muslims Lagged Behind and Others Progressed has brought a fascinating, and relevant, intellectual exchange available to the English-speaking world.
Polymaths from across Islamic dynasties have contributed immensely to the formation of the modern world [Getty Image
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Book Club: Professor Akbar Ahmed invites us to survey the ideas of some of the great Muslim, Christian and Jewish philosophers from a remarkable period of history. 
A profoundly poetic tale of resistance told through the eyes of a young Palestinian girl
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Book Club: Written with an emotive urgency and prescience that the Palestinian struggle demands, Sahar Khalifeh's latest novel is a stunning, if earnest, reflection on the Palestinian sense of steadfastness, from love to resistance.
The following 10 books invite the reader into the everyday realities of being Palestinian
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Book Club: We've rounded up a compilation of ten novels/memoirs written by Palestinian authors to give the unfamiliar reader a compelling gateway into the history, experiences, and lives of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation or in exile.
Turkish Intelligence and the Cold War The Turkish Secret Service, the US and the UK [Getty]
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Book Club: Egemen Bezci delves deep into the lesser-known intelligence pact between Turkey, the US and the UK during the Cold War, showing how Ankara's diplomatic pragmatism allowed it to protect its national interests.
The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East
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Book Club: Liat Berdugo's The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East delves straight into the concept of visual imagery, politics, psychology and dissemination.
Spring by Leila Rafei
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Book Club: Leila Rafei's debut novel Spring is a stunning work that exemplifies the kind of stories we need to read and write about in the Arab world.
The Daughters of Kobani
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Book Club: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's book is a riveting account of how an all-women Kurdish militia, aided by US Special Forces, racked up strategic victories against the Islamic State group.