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Features twelve stories by contemporary masters from Morocco to Iraq. The twelve stories collected here in this work are by leading authors of the short story form in the Middle East. It is intended for students of Arabic as well as lovers of literature who wish to broaden their appreciation...
Treats joint costs and the problem of 'transfer prices' from one division of an international petroleum organisation to another as an essential element in determining the revenues to be assigned to each.
Focusing on the concept of belonging, this collection of essays explores how contemporary art produced outside the bounds of dominant cultural circuits responds to the challenge posed by globalisation. They reveal how artists from traditional societies find in their cultural heritage the basis of a pluralistic creative expression.
By Paul Gilroy
People of African and Caribbean descent have inhabited Great Britain for centuries. Professor Paul Gilroy has assembled a living visual history of their social life in the modern British Isles. Published in association with Getty Images,this volume faeture 321 b&w photographs, commentary by Paul Gilroy and a preface from Professor...
By Maged Kadar
It's 1987, and Maged is working nights as a cabbie in London, befriended by his fellow cabbie, 'The Professor', who offers local prostitutes gynaelogical advice. By day he's a news junkie, hooked on broadcasts from his native war-torn Iraq, and desperate for news of his family.
A twelve-year-old girl writes an essay that extols revenge to impress her teacher, and is surprised to receive criticism rather than praise. 'Revenge', Mrs Nomy insists, is 'the most cowardly' human behaviour. Years later, having fled Beirut, she reflects upon the devastating role revenge has played in her country.
The Arabian Peninsula's history is seen as a dynamic process arising from the interaction and machinations of local sheikhdoms and states, colonial powers and oil companies. This book documents the phenomenon of Arabian oil in light of the accompanying upheavals.
The London bombings of 7 July 2005 revived the debates that raged after September 11 2001. This work develops a counter-thesis, namely that the clashes we are witnessing do not oppose civilizations, but their dark sides. Bush administration doesn't embody the values of 'Western civilization' nor does al-Qa'ida represent 'Islamic...
Ever larger numbers of people are starting to learn Arabic, while even more have some contact with the Arab world. This book proceeds step-by-step through the letters of the Arabic alphabet, showing the sounds they stand for and how they are combined into words.
By Robin Harris
Since emerging as a settlement in the seventh century, Dubrovnik held a significant position beyond what could have been expected of this tiny city-state. This is a comprehensive history of Dubrovnik's progress over centuries of European development, encompassing arts, architecture, social and economic changes and the traumas of war and...