Book Club: War forces the affected towards desperation. In Haya Saleh's debut novel 'Wild Poppies', the reader follows the fates of two brothers searching for sustenance and stability for their family during the Syrian civil war, but at what cost?
Book Club: Basma Abdel Aziz's 'The Queue' is an inventive literary take on totalitarian regimes, and the absurdist nature of obedience demanded. Using a fictional Arab country as her canvas, Basma's writing about governments is globally significant.
Book Club: Black History Month recognises the immense political, social and cultural achievement of Britain's black community. In celebration, The New Arab has compiled a list of books by Black British authors that need to be on your bookshelf.
Book Club: Yara Hawari's novella traces three generations of Palestinians, and how their memory and notions of identity have each been ruptured by the Nakba. Filled with visceral descriptions of life under occupation, The Stone House is a must-read.
The connection between hair and identity has been an important personal expression for Black women and Black culture, but in the era of embracing natural hair, how has the relationship been for Black Muslimahs who wear the hijab?
Book Club: The New Arab has compiled a list of five anthologies from authors across the Arab world that have captured the hearts and minds of their readers, and celebrated as revered works of literature.
Book Club: Sudanese-Australian novelist Yassmin Abdel-Magied's follow-up to 'You Must Be Layla' is a brilliant bildungsroman continuation of a young Sudanese hijabi and the navigation of her identity, religion and sense of belonging.