We discuss some of our favorite books from the past year, and some titles we’re excited to get our hands on soon.
Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World, ed. Zahra Hankir
Book of Disappearance by Ibtisam Azem, tr. Sinan Antoon
Palestine + 100, ed. Basma Ghalayini
Palestine as Metaphor, by Mahmoud Darwish, tr. Amira El-Zein and Carolyn Forché
Room 304 or How I Hid from My Dear Father for 35 Years by Amr Ezzat, tr. Nora Amin and Yasmine Zohdi
Souls of Edo, by Stella Gaitano, is available from Rafiki Printing and Publishing
Celestial Bodies, by Jokha al-Harthi, tr. Marilyn Booth; you can watch the clip from their CNN interview on Twitter.
Sentence to Hope: A Sa’dallah Wannous Reader by Sa’dallah Wannous, tr. Nada Saab and Robert Myers
Cairo Since 1900: An Architectural Guide by Mohamed Elshahed
The Magnificent Conman of Cairo by Adel Kamel, tr. Waleed Almusharaf
Impostures by al-Hariri, translated by Michael Cooperson
· In Pursuit of Enayat al-Zayat by Iman Mersal