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  1. The Black Rose of Halfeti

    The Black Rose of Halfeti

    Written by Nazli Eray, Translated by Robert Finn

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

    The Black Rose of Halfeti opens with a letter delivered at midnight in Ankara, Turkey. In this letter, an elderly doctor who has begun to experience the first signs of dementia professes his love and desire for a relationship... Learn More
    Published: 15th July 2017
    Paperback / £18.99
  2. Hend and the Soldiers

    Hend and the Soldiers

    Written by Badriah Albeshr, Translated by Sanna Dhahir

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

    Hend is a young Saudi Arabian woman struggling to challenge her conservative society, which is represented by various soldiers, real and metaphorical, in her life. After a failed arranged marriage to an army officer, she is determined... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2017
    Paperback / £18.99
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  3. Twenty Girls to Envy Me

    Twenty Girls to Envy Me

    Selected Poems of Orit Gidali

    Written by Orit Gidali, Translated by Marcela Sulak

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    This English-Hebrew book features three dozen poems by the extraordinary Israeli writer Orit Gidali (b. 1974), a unique voice among her contemporaries. Gidali's work appears to focus on the domestic, but for her, the domestic... Learn More
    Published: 12th July 2016
    Paperback / £13.99
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  4. A Portal in Space

    A Portal in Space

    Written by Mahmoud Saeed, Translated by William M. Hutchins

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    A Portal in Space, set in Basra, Iraq, during the Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988), follows the lives of Anwar, a newly minted architect, and the other members of his affluent family as they attempt to maintain a sense of normality... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2016
    Paperback / £20.99
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  5. The Scarecrow

    The Scarecrow

    By Ibrahim al-Koni

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    The Scarecrow is the final volume of Ibrahim al-Koni's Oasis trilogy, which chronicles the founding, flourishing, and decline of a Saharan oasis. Fittingly, this continuation of a tale of greed and corruption opens with a meeting... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2015
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  6. What Makes a Man?

    What Makes a Man?

    Sex Talk in Beirut and Berlin

    Written by Rashid al-Daif and Joachim Helfer, Translated by Ken Seigneurie and Gary Schmidt

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    In 2003, Lebanese writer Rashid al-Daif spent several weeks in Germany as part of the "West-East Divan" program, a cultural exchange effort meant to improve mutual awareness of German and Middle Eastern cultures. He was paired... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2015
    Paperback / £25.99
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  7. Who's Afraid of Meryl Streep?

    Who's Afraid of Meryl Streep?

    Written by Rashid al-Daif, Translated by Paula Haydar and Nadine Sinno

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    Rashid al-Daif's provocative novel Who's Afraid of Meryl Streep? takes an intimate look at the life of a recently married Lebanese man. Rashoud and his wife struggle as they work to negotiate not only their personal differences... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2014
    Paperback / £16.99
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  8. New Waw, Saharan Oasis

    New Waw, Saharan Oasis

    Written by Ibrahim al-Koni, Translated by William M. Hutchins

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    Winner, National Translation Award, American Literary Translators Association, 2015Upon the death of their leader, a group of Tuareg, a nomadic Berber community whose traditional homeland is the Sahara Desert, turns to the heir... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2014
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  9. The Neighbors

    The Neighbors

    Written by Ahmad Mahmoud, Translated by Nastaran Kherad

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    University of Texas Press

    Ahmad Mahmoud sets The Neighbors against the backdrop of the oil nationalization crisis that gripped Iran in the early 1950s. His protagonist, Khaled, a young man from a rundown neighborhood in Ahvaz, a city in southern Iran,... Learn More
    Published: 15th July 2013
    Paperback / £34.00
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  10. Moon and Henna Tree

    Moon and Henna Tree

    Written by Ahmed Toufiq, Translated by Roger Allen

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    University of Texas Press

    Set in the High Atlas in pre-modern Morocco, Moon and Henna Tree chronicles the rise and fall of a local potentate, Hmmu. Not content with the territory left to him upon his father’s death, Hmmu, under the influence of his scheming... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2013
    Paperback / £23.99
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  11. The Puppet

    The Puppet

    Written by Ibrahim al-Koni, Translated by William M. Hutchins

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    The Puppet, a mythic tale of greed and political corruption, traces the rise, flourishing, and demise of a Saharan oasis community. Aghulli, a noble if obtuse man who has been chosen leader of the oasis, hankers after the traditional... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2010
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  12. Year of the Elephant

    Year of the Elephant

    Revised Edition

    Written by Leila Abouzeid, Translated by Barbara Parmenter, Introduced by Barbara Harlow

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    The novella and eight short stories that constitute Year of the Elephant—an allusion to a battle described in the Qur'an—serve as an eloquent representation of life in the wake of Morocco's successful struggle for independence... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2009
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  13. Talk of Darkness

    Talk of Darkness

    Written by Fatna El Bouih, Translated by Mustapha Kamal and Susan Slyomovics

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    Fatna El Bouih was first arrested in Casablanca as an 18-year-old student leader with connections to the Marxist movement. Over the next decade she was rearrested, forcibly disappeared, tortured, and transferred between multiple... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2008
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  14. Fortune Told in Blood

    Fortune Told in Blood

    Written by Davud Ghaffarzadegan, Translated by M.R. Ghanoonparvar

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    Amidst the Iran-Iraq War, two Iraqi soldiers find themselves stationed on an isolated mountain peak with orders to observe the enemy's troop movements. As they watch the brutal destruction brought about by the intelligence they... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2008
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  15. I've Learned Some Things

    I've Learned Some Things

    Written by Ataol Behramoglu, Translated by Walter G. Andrews

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    I've Learned Some Things allows English-language readers the rare opportunity to experience the work of Ataol Behramoğlu, one of Turkey's most celebrated poets. The sixty-six poems in this collection span the author's extraordinary... Learn More
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  16. Siraaj

    Siraaj

    An Arab Tale

    Written by Radwa Ashour, Translated by Barbara Romaine

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

    Set in the late nineteenth century on a mythical island off the coast of Yemen, Radwa Ashour's Siraaj: An Arab Tale tells the poignant story of a mother and son as they are drawn inextricably into a revolt against their island's... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2007
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