Return To Dar al-Basha
A Novel
Hassan Nasr
Translated from the Arabic by William Maynard Hutchins

An evocation and tribute to the historic city of Tunis, the novel meditates about the position of the past in a rapidly modernizing society.

All Faces but Mine
The Poetry of Samih Al-Qasim
Samih Al-Qasim
Translated from the Arabic by Abdulwahid Lu’lu’a

“The lucidly translated poems of Samih Al-Qasim . . . reveal a glimmer of hope for the intractable conflict when human suffering and injustice are acknowledged.”—Issa J. Boullata, Professor Emeritus of Arabic Literature, McGill University

Animals in Our Days
A Book of Stories
Mohamed Makhzangi
Translated from the Arabic by Chip Rossetti

An unflinching collection of short stories by acclaimed Egyptian author Mohamed Makhzangi, who has a keen and sensitive eye for the behavior of animals—especially homo sapiens.

Hafez in Love
A Novel
Iraj Pezeshkzad
Translated from the Persian by Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi, Patricia J. Higgins

“A quite charming little historical romance, in a world that has become very unstable but where poetry also still matters.”—Complete Review

A Brave New Quest
100 Modern Turkish Poems
Edited by Talat S. Halman, Jayne L. Warner
Translated from the Turkish by Talat S. Halman

This anthology features a wide variety of poems about social justice, love, evocations of history, humanitarian concerns, and other themes.

Sahar Mandour
Translated from the Arabic by Nicole Fares

In this finely observed novel, five young Lebanese women navigate their professional and social lives in a city interrupted by random explosions.