History, Middle East
History of the Coptic Orthodox People and the Church of Egypt
by Robert Morgan
Egypt was trampled by almost every great power in the world. Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Turks, French, and English. Each came with their own agenda, greed and avarice. looting and pillaging the riches of Egypt, In many instances the proud ...
A Bar on Adly Street
An Egyptian Memoir by Medhat M Ghabrial
It's 1971. Egypt is still reeling from the sudden death of its “benevolent” tyrant Nasser and teeters on the precipice of Sadat’s era of unrelenting Islamization. Ghabrial is an engineering graduate student and a TA, moonlighting in an office that ...
To Abu Simbel and Back
Cruising on the Nile and Discovering Ancient Egypt by Otto Schmalz
In November 2001, mere months after the deadly attacks in New York on 9/11, Otto Schmalz and his wife embarked on a journey to Egypt. With security being more stringent and fewer travellers venturing outside of their homelands, tourism in Egypt was ...
Citadel of Shia Imams
Persecution & Resistance by Mahboob Illahi
Unfairly demonized by its adversaries—including the Sunni Arab countries, along with the US and EU—Iran is wary of the world's powers, after having been preyed upon to achieve other countries' political aims. Iranians are Shia Muslims, a minority ...
The Broken Silence
by Mohammed Javed
At a time in history when fear of ‘the other’ has become commonplace, The Broken Silence is a timely book that shows a glimpse in the timeline of how Islam has been marginalized in society. It examines the impacts of economic sanctions on vulnerable ...
Deadly Secrets of Iranian Princes
Audacity to Act by Pascal Mahvi
Every once in a while, someone with unprecedented access to the truth, lifts the veil in a memoir so stark and revealing that it has the power to reframe history and our perceptions of those who defined it. Pascal Mahvi’s book is one such to me. ...
The Political Ecology of Pakistan
by Gholam Mujtaba
Pakistan is about to play a pivotal role in global politics. Serving as a gateway to the Middle East and a conduit to Central and South Asia, it will be a crucial partner as the United States contends with China’s rise as an emerging global ...
by Ravi S. Kahn
‘Candlelight’ is a lovely collection of “snapshot memories” of an old man (the author’s) and a creative fantasy for an emerging generation who may deliver hopes for the future generations to come. It is a Fictional Memoir. It is written in clear and ...
Hostage to History
The Cultural Collapse of the 21st Century Arab World by Elie Mikhael Nasrallah
“People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” —James Arthur Baldwin People, like you, all over the world are asking a serious question, demanding a credible answer: what happened to Arab culture and its peoples? Elie Mikhael ...
A Space of Possibility by Kira Van Deusen
“Faraj” is a Farsi word meaning an opening, a blessing, a space of possibility. Ābtin journeys for a whole year, across deserts and mountains to the sea. The young Zoroastrian hopes to come to terms with his harsh father and his own ambivalence ...