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Fanaan Min Al-‘Alam Al-‘Aaem
Fanaan Min Al-‘Alam Al-‘Aaem

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Al Singa
Al Singa

The wall of the old candy factory is covered with children's drawings, unreadable ads and various 25 January graffiti. In front of the wall stands a girl, Afaf. She takes a black spray bottle out of a plastic bag and writes a word.


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Amwaj
Amwaj

Amwaj tells the story of a young Ibrahim who was born and raised in Kirkuk, Iraq.


Wa Raddadat Al-Jibal Al-Sada
Wa Raddadat Al-Jibal Al-Sada

Arwah’ Kilimanjaro
Arwah’ Kilimanjaro

A group of disparate individuals find themselves together, each on a personal mission to summit Kilimanjaro.


Golda Slept Here
Golda Slept Here

Politics enters the lives of every family in Palestine. In this literary historical tour de force, Suad Amiry traces the lives of individual members of Palestinian families and, through them, the histories of both Palestine and the émigré Palestinian community in other countries of the Middle East


Golda Namat Hona
Golda Namat Hona

Suad Amiry traces the lives of individual members of Palestinian families and, through them, the histories of both Palestine and the émigré Palestinian community in other countries of the Middle East.


Bloodstone
Bloodstone

Terrorists are nothing new. 

The year is 1368 and Granada, capital of the Moors in Spain, is under threat from violent extremists. Enter Abu Abdallah, the penniless globetrotter who has had wives and concubines on three continents and is still searching for the right woman, and his West African slave Sinan, the one with the brawn, the brains, the looks – and the demons in his past.


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Bitter Almonds (2016)
Bitter Almonds (2016)

Omar is an orphaned Palestinian born into chaos and driven by forces beyond his control to find his place in the world. He has only one thing to hold on to: a love that propels him forward.


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The Bamboo Stalk
The Bamboo Stalk

WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION 

Josephine escapes poverty by coming to Kuwait from the Philippines to work as a maid, where she meets Rashid, an idealistic only son with literary aspirations. Josephine, with all the wide-eyed naivety of youth, believes she has found true love.


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Shawk Al Kawadi
Shawk Al Kawadi

Reem is a thoughtful young girl who enjoys life and deeply loves spending time with her parents. But fate has many surprises in store for her and her beloved mother passes away. 


The Holy Sail
The Holy Sail

The Holy Sail (Arabic)
The Holy Sail (Arabic)

Oblivious to the invasions, massacres and religious fanaticism that characterise the 15th century, a young girl falls in love with a noble Arabian tribal leader.


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Wa Raddadat Al-Jibal Al-Sada
Wa Raddadat Al-Jibal Al-Sada

Telepathy
Telepathy

A Sudanese writer begins to suspect that one of his most idiosyncratic characters from a recent novel resembles – in an uncanny, terrifying way – a real person he has never met.


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Bitter Almonds
Bitter Almonds

Heartbreaking and moving, Bitter Almonds is about displacement and exile, family duty and honour, and the universal feelings of love and loss. This is a book to break your heart, but it is also a book of hope and admiration at the resilience of the human spirit.


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In the Hope of Virgins (Arabic)
In the Hope of Virgins (Arabic)

Amidst the violence rippling across the Middle East, a wealthy businessman is visited by an oracle and is given news that shakes the very foundations of his existence. 


The Bamboo Stalk
The Bamboo Stalk

Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Josephine escapes poverty by coming to Kuwait from the Philippines to work as a maid, where she meets Rashid, an idealistic only son with literary aspirations. Josephine, with all the wide-eyed naivety of youth, believes she has found true love. But when she becomes pregnant, and with the rumble of war growing ever louder, Rashid bows to family and social pressure, and sends her back home with her baby son, José. 


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The Holy Sail (Arabic)
The Holy Sail (Arabic)

Oblivious to the invasions, massacres and religious fanaticism that characterise the 15th century, a young girl falls in love with a noble Arabian tribal leader.


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Telepathy (Arabic)
Telepathy (Arabic)

A Sudanese writer begins to suspect that one of his most idiosyncratic characters from a recent novel resembles – in an uncanny and terrifying way – a real person he has never met.  


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Kal Ma' lil-Shukulata (Como agua para chocolate - Like Water for Chocolate)
Kal Ma' lil-Shukulata (Como agua para chocolate - Like Water for Chocolate)

A highly original novel by one of Mexico's most important storytellers, Como agua para chocolate is written in the style of the serialized novels so popular in the nineteenth century. Each chapter starts with a traditional northern Mexican recipe. In effect, cooking is the exclusive means of expression open to the female protagonist, who doesn't entirely conform to the limited role that both society and her family have given her.


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Thousand Splendid Suns (Arabic edition)
Thousand Splendid Suns (Arabic edition)

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Visions of Lucrecia (Arabic)
Visions of Lucrecia (Arabic)

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Where the Streets Had a Name/Heenama Kan Lil Shawarai Asmaa (Arabic edition)
Where the Streets Had a Name/Heenama Kan Lil Shawarai Asmaa (Arabic edition)

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Kite Runner (Arabic edition)

Beirut, Beirut: A novel of love & war
Beirut, Beirut: A novel of love & war

A city - known for its light-heartedness, vibrancy and capacity for fun - is ripped apart by war.

A young man - full of the vim, vigour and desires of youth - refuses to allow his spirit to be dampened . . .


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Ashar nisaa (Diez Mujeres - Ten Women - Arabic)
Ashar nisaa (Diez Mujeres - Ten Women - Arabic)

Corsair
Corsair

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Burnt Shadows (Arabic edition Al Thelal al Mohtariqa)
Burnt Shadows (Arabic edition Al Thelal al Mohtariqa)

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Asrar Sagheera (Little Secrets)
Asrar Sagheera (Little Secrets)

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Baynama Yanaam Al Aalam (Mornings in Jenin (Arabic ed)
Baynama Yanaam Al Aalam (Mornings in Jenin (Arabic ed)

Corsair
Corsair

Al Qursan (Arabic)
Al Qursan (Arabic)

American Granddaughter
American Granddaughter

 BQFP Fiction is home to a list of distinguished authors from the Middle East


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