Five books to discover from the Arab world’s award winners
This is perhaps the best time to rediscover the vastness of Arabic poetry. A bilingual anthology of poems from the sixth century to the present.
By Marle Hammond
Written by one of the giants of the Saudi literary scene, this book, one of the few in English, is a poignant reflection on enduring love.
By Ghazi AlGosaibi
The Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian writer refashions the beloved classic tales of Scheherazade.
By Naguib Mahfouz
Written by an award-winning Saudi author, discover a surreal noir-type novel that explores the secret life of Mecca.
By Raja’a Alem
An award winning compelling reinvention of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with an Iraqi twist.
By Ahmed Saadawi
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