Book Club

All Necessary Measures?: The United Nations and International Intervention in Libya
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Book Club: Former UN representative in Libya Ian Martin's latest book offers an honest assessment of NATO's US-backed intervention in Libya and, as the country continues to struggle for stability, whether things should have been done differently.
BLOOD FEAST: The Complete Short Stories of Malika Moustadraf
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Book Club: Moroccan feminist icon Malika Moustadraf was one of the Arab world's preeminent writers on misogyny before her untimely demise at 37. For the first time, we're privy to her complete works in English, reminding us of her crucial legacy.
Faith in Democracy: Framing a Politics of Deep Diversity
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Book Club: Jonathan Chaplin's latest literary offering takes stock of public religious life in the UK and calls for an approach which maintains the integrity of minority faith groups within a democratic, plural and inclusive environment.
Fencing with the king book
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Book Club: Diana Abu Jaber's Fencing with the King, captures the tenuous role of Jordan in the mid-1990s Middle East peace process while exposing societal ills and family disputes.
Things you may find hidden in my ear
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Book Club: Palestinian poet Mosab Abu Toha's 'Things You May Find Hidden In My Ear' takes the reader on a turbulent journey of emotion with a series of gradual realisations where Palestinians come to terms with identity, memory and loss.

Head above water
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Book Club: Assistant professor, academic, and writer Dr Shahd Alshammari talks to The New Arab about her new book, an illness narrative reflecting on living with multiple sclerosis in Kuwait.
The World Has Forgotten Us: Sinjar the Islamic State's genocide of the Yazidis
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Book Club: Few studies have sought to understand the Yazidi people beyond their unfortunate victimhood. Austrian anthropologist Thomas Schmidinger's latest book avoids this simplistic temptation and presents a vivid portrayal of their plight.
Being There, Being Here: Palestinian Writings in the World
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Book Club: Through a multi-lingual analysis of Palestinian literature, Maurice Ebileeni's latest book is a compelling account of how enforced displacement has led to a diversification of Palestinian thought, writing, and narration of space.
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.