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Throwing Sparks

Throwing Sparks

When a luxurious residence is built on the Jeddah waterfront not far from young Tariq’s neighborhood, Tariq and his friends dream of employment in the palace to escape their world of petty crime and unrelenting cruelty. But the debauched palace is ruled over by the ruthless Master whose influence in the city is as wide as it is pernicious.

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The Corsair

The Corsair

Set in the early nineteenth century, during one of the most important periods of history in the Arabian Gulf, this groundbreaking and exciting novel unfolds against the backdrop of the brutal struggle between the British Empire and the Wahabi tribes of the Gulf for control of the area.

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The Tobacco Keeper

The Tobacco Keeper relates the investigation of the life of a celebrated Jewish Iraqi musician who was expelled to Israel in the 1950s. Having returned to Iraq, via Iran, the musician is thrown out as an Israeli spy. Returning for the third time under a forged passport, he is murdered in mysterious circumstances. 

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Vertigo

Ahmed, a society photographer in a celebrated Cairo nightclub, witnesses a friend horrifically killed in a fight between young business rivals.

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Utopia

A grim futuristic account of Egyptian society in the year 2023, Utopia takes readers on a chilling journey beyond the gated communities of the North Coast where the wealthy are insulated from the bleakness of life outside the walls.

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Taxi

Taxi consists of fifty-eight fictional monologues with Cairo taxi drivers that have been recreated from the author’s own experience.

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An Iraqi in Paris

A young Iraqi writer sets out to become a Hollywood film-maker, only to end up as a refugee on the streets of Paris where he beds down in a Metro station. 

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The American Granddaughter

Fifteen years after emigrating from Baghdad to America, Zeina returns to her war-torn homeland as an interpreter for the US Army and finds herself tormented by conflicting allegiances.

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Out of It

Gaza is being bombed. Rashid – a young, clever Palestinian – has been smoking dope on the roof watching it happen when he gets the email he has been desperate for: he’s won a scholarship to London.

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