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You Review: The Lie – Hesh Kestin

Reviewed by Barbara Povel The Lie is a modern day story set in the Middle East, in Israel and Palestine. We all hear about it in the news, the conflicts, the tragedies, and the crimes against humanity from both sides. …

ABC Meets: Author Fatma Kassem

Author Fatma Kassem will present her book Palestinian Women: Narrative Histories and Gendered Memory at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam and the ABC Treehut in The Hague later this month. “Palestinian Women is the first book to examine and document …

Travel the world from your sofa

One of the trickiest questions you ask us is “Which books are about [PLACE]?” You’d think it would be an easy one, and sometimes it is. But books don’t usually have the place they are about included in the title, or …

A Love, By Any Other Name…

Impressions of Gay Life in Muslim Countries Gay identity is denied in most Muslim countries. That there are men and women within those areas who primarily love people of their own gender is a biological certainty. But most of them …