Science & Nature
Amazing Women of the Middle East: 25 Stories from Ancient Times to Present Day
By Wafa’ Tarnowska
Reviewed by Piney Kesting on March 12, 2021
Writer, translator and storyteller Wafa’ Tarnowska’s...
Nefertiti, Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt: Her Life and Afterlife
By Aidan Dodson
Reviewed by Alva Robinson on March 10, 2021
The unearthing of Nefertiti's 3,000-year-old bust in 1912 has...
The Magnificent Conman of Cairo: A Novel
By Adel Kamel. Waleed Almusharaf, tr.
Reviewed by Marina Ali on January 15, 2021
In this underrated piece of Arab literature, we follow the lives of...
Parwana: Recipes and Stories From an Afghan Kitchen
By Durkhanai Ayubi
Reviewed by Tom Verde on January 15, 2021
Afghani-born restaurateur Durkhanai Ayubi honors her parents, Zelmai and...
The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot Through the Heart of the Middle East
By Leon McCarron
Reviewed by Matthew Teller on September 15, 2018
At one point in this personal account of a long-distance trek across the...
Ancient Ivory: Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire
By Georgina Herrmann
Reviewed by Graham Chandler on May 15, 2018
British archeologist Austen Henry Layard discovered the first pieces of...
Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking
By Julie Ann Sageer with Leah Bhabha
Reviewed by Tom Verde on February 8, 2018
Julie Ann Sageer earned her nickname “Julie Taboulie” from...
The Aleppo Cookbook: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria
By Marlene Matar
Reviewed by Tom Verde on May 1, 2017
Considering the recent fate of Aleppo, it is easy to be distracted from...
Aleppo: The Rise and Fall of Syria's Great Merchant City
By Philip Mansel
Reviewed by Matthew Teller on May 1, 2017
In this timely publication, as Syria’s second city suffers from...
Out of the Desert: My Journey from Nomadic Bedouin to the Heart of Global Oil
By Ali Al-Naimi
Reviewed by William Tracy on May 1, 2017
“If I, a poverty-stricken Bedouin kid born in a desert, can make...
A Garden for the Sultan: Gardens and Flowers in the Ottoman Culture
By Nurhan Atasoy
Reviewed by Caroline Stone on October 1, 2013
A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb
By Umar F. Abd-Allah
Reviewed by Asma Hasan on October 1, 2013
A Man of Three Worlds: Samuel Pallache, A Moroccan Jew in Catholic and Protestant Europe.
By Mercedes García-Arenal and Gerard Wiegers. Martin Beagles, tr
Reviewed by Lou Werner on April 1, 2013
A History of Islam in America
By Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Reviewed by Asma Hasan on October 1, 2012
A Million Steps: Discovering the Lebanon Mountain Trail
By Hana El-Hibri
Reviewed by Alia Yuni on October 1, 2012
Abundance from the Desert: Classical Arabic Poetry
By Raymond Farrin
Reviewed by Kay Hardy Campbell on April 1, 2012
A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar ibn Said
By Ala Alryyes, trans. and ed.
Reviewed by Jonathan Curiel on April 1, 2012
A Palace in the Old Village
By Tahar Ben Jelloun. Linda Coverdale, trans.
Reviewed by Alia Yunis on April 1, 2012
A World I Loved: The Story of an Arab Woman
By Wadad Makdisi Cortas
Reviewed by Piney Kesting on April 1, 2012
A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature
By David Tresilian
Reviewed by Ann Walton Sieber on April 1, 2011
A History of Egypt from Earliest Times to the Present
By Jason Thompson
Reviewed by Kyle Pakka on April 1, 2011
428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire
By Traina, Giusto
Reviewed by Joseph P. Duggan on October 1, 2010
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