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Here is a list of books that we have found interesting or in some way out of the ordinary. 

See separate list for books about the Arab uprisings.

We also have a list of Arabic literature that has been translated into English.


  
 

Islam and the Secular State

by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

 

  

Voices of the New Arab Public

by Marc Lynch

Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Review: TBS Journal 
Interview: Mother Jones

 

 

The Taqwacores

by Michael Muhammad Knight

Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Review: Guardian

  

   

Killing Mr Lebanon 

by Nicholas Blanford

Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Reviews: Guardian; Christian Science Monitor

 

 

Arabs

by Mark Allen

Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Review: Observer; Sunday Times

 

  

 

Sexual Ethics and Islam 
Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence 

by Kecia Ali

Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

  

  

Being Arab

by Samir Kassir

Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

 

 

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits 

by Laila Lalami

Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Review: Washington Post

  

  

Saudi Arabia Exposed: Inside a Kingdom in Crisis

by John R. Bradley

Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Review: al-Ahram Weekly

  

 

Why they don't hate us: lifting the veil on the Axis of Evil 

by Mark LeVine

Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

 

  

  

The Yacoubian Building
a novel by Alaa Al Aswany

Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

  

  

Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism

Edited by Omid Safi

Interview with Omid Safi: muslimwakeup.com

Order from: amazon.com; amazon.co.uk

 

 

Salam Pax: the Baghdad Blog

(published in US as "The Clandestine Diary of an Ordinary Iraqi")

by Salam Pax

Order from: amazon.com; amazon.co.uk

 

  

Islam in the Digital Age: E-jihad, Online Fatwas and Cyber Islamic Environments 

by Gary Bunt

Order from: amazon.com; amazon.co.uk

Review: Guardian

  

  

The Road from Damascus: 
A Journey through Syria

by Scott Davis

Order from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Reviews: Al Jadid; Rambles magazine
  

  

 

Sexual Encounters in the Middle East

by Derek Hopwood

Order from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Review: al-Ahram Weekly

 

 

The Muslim Jesus

by Tarif Khalidi

Order from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Reviews: 
Guardian
; Christian Science Monitor; others

     
 
 
 
 


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Last revised on 15 December, 2012