Books by Publisher: SAQI BOOKS

    Political Journeys: The OpenDemocracy Essays

    By Fred Halliday

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    This collection of columns written for openDemocracy between 2004 and 2009 is proof of a subtle worldview that continues to generate questions: what is the relation between religion, nationalism and progress? Is a new international order possible? When is intervention a force for progress?

    Development Strategies for the Petroleum and Gas Industries in Saudi Arabia

    By Abdulhadi H. Taher

    Hardback Save £11.54 = £23.46

    Abdullahadi H. Taher describes how Saudi Arabia's oil, gas and mineral resources were discovered, and looks at key stages in the development of the oil and gas industries. Close attention is paid to the refining, manufacturing, marketing and export of natural resources and the setting up of refineries in Saudi...

    Political Islam: Ideology and Practice

    Paperback Save £4.34 = £12.65

    Discusses contemporary debates within political Islam. This book argues that the evolution of political Islamic movements is essentially contextual rather than ideological and therefore, Islamic movements are best understood individually within their own historical, socio-political and cultural setting.

    Brothers in Arms: The Story of Al- Qa\'ida and the Arab Jihadists

    By Camille Tawil

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    Packed with new and sensitive information, Brothers in Arms is a timely and comprehensive study on the changing nature of the jihadi movement.

    The Muslim Brotherhood: The Burden of Tradition

    By Alison Pargeter

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.46

    The Muslim Brotherhood is one of the longest surviving and perhaps the most controversial of all Islamist movements to have emerged out of the Middle East. This book focuses on the evolution of the movement and assesses the aims and strategies it has employed both in the Middle East and...

    Lebanese Cuisine: Past and Present

    By Karim Haidar

    Hardback £17.46

    A collection of soups, salads, meats and deserts. It includes over a hundred inventive recipes: lentil soup with tomatoes, calamari and coriander salad, five-spice lamb and rice, fried halloumi cheese with quince jam, pumpkin kibbeh, pears in arak, and rose ice cream, to name but a few.

    In Jail with Nazim Hikmet

    By Orhan Kemal

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    In Bursa prison, mid-winter 1940, two prisoners meet, both writers, both serving long sentences for allegedly inciting Turkish soldiers to mutiny. One is Turkey's most famous poet, Nazim Hikmet. The other is a young, aspiring poet, Orhan Kemal. This work reminisces on the time Kemal shared with the great poet...

    The Dramatic Literature of Nawal El Saadawi

    By Nawal El-Saadawi

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    Offers introductions to the two plays "God Resigns" and "Isis", which develop key themes of Nawal El Saadawi's work: that religions are inimical to women and the poor; that the oppression of women is reprehensible and not solely characteristic of the Middle East or the Third World; and that free...

    Kahlil Gibran: A Biography

    By Alexandre Najjar

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    Examines Gibran's letters, his publisher's archives and documents, revealing the extent of his influence and the extraordinary message of peace and hope in his work. This work retraces Gibran's life, from humble beginnings in Lebanon to his artistic training in Paris and meteoric rise to fame in the US, his...

    Kalila and Dimna: (From the Panchatantra, Jatakas, Bidpai, Kalilah and Dimna and Lights of Canopus)

    By Ramsay Wood

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    The tales of "Kalila and Dimna", also known as "The Panchatantra", "Kalila wa Dimna" and "The Fables of Bidpai" originated in India almost two thousand years ago. In his retelling of this world classic, Ramsay Wood deftly knits several oral storytelling traditions into a captivating style.

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