Book Club

What Have You Left Behind?
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Book Club: The civil war in Yemen has brought about untold suffering. For Yemeni author and journalist Bushra al-Maqtari, bringing those responsible to justice is of paramount concern, as is the necessity to remember those lost to the horrors of war.
Against White Feminism
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Book Club: The death of Queen Elizabeth II has revived debate over whether the monarch was a feminist icon. But behind these seemingly playful discussions lies a deeply difficult discourse that penetrates into the heart of global feminist movements.
The British Muslim Convert Lord Headley
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Book Club: It may be difficult for British Muslims today to remember a time when open expressions of faith were seen to be traitorous. Lord Headley, a Muslim convert, sought to change this environment and advocated for a public place for Muslims.
These Bodies of Water by Sabrina Mahfouz [Tinder Press]
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Book Club: Through water flows, one can ascertain much about the past, present and future of a country. In a hugely creative and engaging offering, Sabrina Mahfouz's latest book uncovers the many fingers involved in the Middle East's water supply.
Digital Authoritarianism in the Middle East by Marc Owen Jones
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Book Club: Marc Owen Jones' latest book uncovers the virtual tactics used by authoritarian governments in the Middle East to discourage and deceive those away from uncovering the systematic abuses of power that continue to plague the region.
Ahed Tamimi's They Called Me A Lioness
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Book Club: Unjustly imprisoned at 16, Ahed Tamimi's experience in Israeli incarceration has informed her activism for the Palestinian cause. Now a major figurehead of the Palestinian struggle, Ahed and her co-writer reveal all in a searing memoir.
As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow
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Book Club: When lives are shattered by war and loss, it is a matter of fight or flight to survive. Zoulfa Katouh's latest novel is a pained, if hopeful, account of how the Syrian Civil War split up families and loved ones when faced with uncertainty.
My Pen is The Wings of a Bird
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Book Club: The return of Taliban rule has muzzled the dreams of a generation of women, who are now isolated and ostracized from social advancement. In a feat of translation, this anthology chronicles the different and vital voices of Afghan women.
Kamila Shamsie: Best of Friends
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Book Club: Best of Friends by award-winning Kamila Shamsie examines a childhood friendship’s ability to withstand the weathering of age, diverging paths and differing moralities
Strong Female Character by Hanna Flint
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Book Club: With humour, honesty & emotion, Hanna Flint's debut book takes us down a cinematic journey offering a critical eye on the screen's representation of women & ethnic minorities in this deeply personal reflection from the leading film critic.