Books by Publisher: SAQI BOOKS

    From Baghdad to Bedlam

    By Maged Kadar

    Paperback £8.45

    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.

    Leaving Beirut: Women and the Wars within

    By Mai Ghoussoub

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    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.

    Power, Politics and the Hidden History of Arabian Oil

    By Aileen Keating

    Hardback £23.46

    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.

    Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder

    By Gilbert Achcar

    Paperback £9.05

    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...

    Arabic Alphabet

    By Nicholas Awde

    Paperback Save £0.74 = £7.25

    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

    Paperback Save £4.74 = £13.25

    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...

    Gypsies: An Illustrated History

    By Jean-Pierre Liegeois

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    The Gypsies have always been subject to myths about their origins, customs and social organization, in large part because of widespread ignorance. In this book, Jean-Pierre Liegeois redresses this shortcoming.

    Diary of a Country Prosecutor

    By Tawfik Al-Hakim

    Paperback Save £0.74 = £7.25

    Who shot Kamar al-Dawla Alwan? Was it a crime of passion? What was the role of the beautiful peasant girl Rim? Is the mysterious Sheikh Asfur as crazy as he seems? Partly autobiographical, this Egyptian comedy of errors takes the form of the journal of a young public prosecutor posted...

    Creating Spaces of Freedom: Culture in Defiance

    Paperback Save £3.52 = £11.43

    For centuries, people in the creative arts, when faced with severe threats to their cultural free expression, have sought alternative strategies and platforms. This work reveals some of the alternative spaces where banned art seeks refuge, while continuing to communicate its inspiring message.

    The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    Sifts through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. This book retells their stories in their own style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts, and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an...

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