Book Club

Palestinian Refugees after 1948
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Book Club: Focusing on the period of 1948 to 1968, Marte Heian-Engdal's study compiles the international community's earliest efforts to solve the Palestinian refugee problem, and examines the impact of these developments on wider regional dynamics.
In the shadow of Daesh
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Book Club: Seldom do we read a first-hand account of the deception, radicalisation and atrocities of the Islamic State group. In the Shadow of Daesh by Sophie Kasiki is just that, unveiling the insidious work of IS from the perspective of a returnee.
Black History Month: An essential Black British reading list
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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.
Tam Hussein's The Darkness Inside
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Book Club: Award-winning investigative journalist Tam Hussein's debut novel deals with the question all journalists are familiar with: where does the line of ethical consideration lie? Well-written and deeply evocative, the novel is a stellar read.
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.