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History of Ash

Khadija Marouazi

An unforgettable and eviscerating novel of human frailty, brutality, and resistance as told through the first-person prison narratives of a man and a woman History of Ash is a fictional prison account … continued

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A Stranger in Baghdad

Elizabeth Loudon

LONGLISTED FOR THE BRIDPORT NOVEL AWARD In beautifully rendered prose, a mother and a daughter struggle as outsiders in Baghdad and London in this intergenerational drama set against a background of p … continued

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Suleiman’s Ring

Sherif Meleka

An enchanted ring brings good fortune to an Egyptian oud player in this compelling novel combining elements of magical realism with political history Can one man or a mere ring alter the events of one … continued

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Fun Spring and Summer Reads

Here are some great reads for this spring and summer…. To read at home, in the garden, on a plane, on the beach, at the pool, at a café…. Anywhere! These novels will take you on a journey to Cairo, Eg…

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A family drama set in Iraq

Elizabeth Loudon’s novel, A Stranger in Baghdad,  longlisted for the Bridport Novel Award, published by Hoopoe, will be out in May 2023. Hoopoe sat down with Elizabeth Loudon to find out more about wh…

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