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This pioneering post-colonial novel was the first break-through Moroccan novel to be written in native Moroccan Arabic. The story follows two generations of the al-Tihamis family whose members characterise distinctive aspects of Moroccan society, and whose lives reflect the profound social changes taking place during the period.
Originally published in 1987, Ascension to Death is a heartbreaking love story set in the conservative Druze region of southern Syria. It recounts the story of Salma, an orphan girl, who falls in love with a boy from her village but is forced into an arranged marriage.
A rich multidimensional study of Muslim family law reform and gender justice in Egypt
In three short weeks the author experienced a tradition dating back over one thousand years This is his account, personal yet enlightening, for the interested non-Muslims who remain barred from the holy sites of Islam
The legacies of the Coptic Christian presence in northern Egypt from the fourth century to the present day
In Palermo, Robert Alajmo lays out a compelling series of reflections on the city's apparently endless facets. Disguised as a tourist's handbook but written from the view of a lifelong resident - with all the experience, affection, inside knowledge and frustrations that entails - Alajmo offers more than the ordinary...