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musharraf-ali-farooqi's picture
Hoshruba (www.hoshruba.com), the longest magical epic ever written, will commence publication in Spring 2009. It is the first of a projected twenty-four volume translation of the eight thousand page Urdu language fantasy work.  The classic, unknown to western literature, was compiled from oral...
tamim-ansary's picture
Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns:"Ansary has written an informative and thoroughly engaging look at the past, present and future of Islam. With his seamless and charming prose, he challenges conventional wisdom and appeals for a fuller understanding of how...
sharon-a-geyer's picture
It is the 1960s in California and Sharon is a typical California girl who has gone off to college...until she meets and marries an Iranian stucent and moves with him to Iran.  Her naive dreams of living as a Persian Princess turn into a living nightmare when she finds herself traped in Tehran...
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Born in seventh century Arabia and married at age nine, A'isha bint Abi Bakr would become the favorite wife of the Prophet Muhammad, and one of the most revered women in the Muslim faith. The Jewel of Medina illuminates the difficult path Aisha confronted making the transition from a girl whose...
kellyann-f-zuzulo's picture
One wish remains. Zubis, a djinni cursed in the time of Solomon, has waited 3,000 years for his freedom. Bethany O'Brien, an American journalist who is bound by her own ambitions, is linked to Zubis by an ancient betrayal. She will track Zubis across Europe and into the heart of the Middle East in...
ellen-r-sheeley's picture
In early 2003, Ellen R. Sheeley began to educate herself about "honor" killings, particularly those that take place in Jordan. That summer she journeyed from her home in San Francisco, California, USA to Amman, Jordan, where she learned of the needs for empirical, objective, baseline data...
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One wish remains before Zubis, a djinni of primeval necromancy, is released.  With freedom, he desires vengeance.  Bethany O’Brien is bound to Zubis by an ancient betrayal.  She is the only person who can vanquish the djinni; she was once the Asima Uruk, a high priestess in service to King Solomon...
g-willow-wilson's picture
Journalist G. Willow Wilson brings an extraordinary fable to Vertigo Comics with CAIRO, an original graphic novel illustrated by Turkish artist M.K. Perker, himself a contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker. Set in bustling modern-day Cairo, this magical-realism thriller interweaves...
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The Fortune Catcher is a family saga set against the Iranian Revolution, a story of epic love and a young woman’s political coming of age. Layla Bahari, half American, half Iranian, of Jewish and Muslim descent, returns to her father’s native country in 1981, two years after the Islamic Revolution...
tamim-ansary's picture
A passionate personal journey through two cultures in conflict.