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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 10 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book A Blade of Grass: New Palestinian Poetry by Various poets
    A Blade of Grass: New Palestinian Poetry - by Various poets

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780995767539 | ISBN 10: 099576753x

    ‘Against barbarity,’ wrote the celebrated Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (1942-2008), ‘poetry can resist only by cultivating an attachment to human fragility, like a blade of grass growing on a wall as armies march by.’   A Blade of Gras ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pocket Rumi by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, edited by Kabir Helminski
    The Pocket Rumi - by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, edited by Kabir Helminski

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781611804430 | ISBN 10: 1611804434

    The renowned Persian Sufi mystic Mevlâna Jalâluddin Rumi (1207–1273) is one of the most widely read poets in the world today. His compassionate insight into the nature of human existence, joyful humor, deep wisdom, and ecstatic songs of divine un ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life by André Naffis-Sahely
    The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life - by André Naffis-Sahely

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780141984933 | ISBN 10: 0141984937

    While half the world swept west, we trickled eastward, one by one, single-file, like fugitives. Next stop: Abu Dhabi, where my father had a job,   and money, for the first time in years...   Flitting from the mud-soaked floors of Venice ... more

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  • Cover image of book Poems for Palestine by Maher J. Massis (Editor)
    Poems for Palestine - by Maher J. Massis (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781843915515 | ISBN 10: 1843915510

    I looked at his thin, aged face / Each line represented a massacre / Each wrinkle, a dead son / Each groove, a year of occupation. Poems for Palestine was launched as a project aiming to collect together verse written by the people of Palestine, ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Bird is Not a Stone: An Anthology of Contemporary Palestinian Poetry by Henry Bell and Sarah Irving (Editors)
    A Bird is Not a Stone: An Anthology of Contemporary Palestinian Poetry - by Henry Bell and Sarah Irving (Editors)

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781908754561 | ISBN 10: 1908754567

    A rare opportunity to discover the range and variety of extraordinary voices in contemporary Palestinian poetry translated by Scotlands most acclaimed poets.   A major collection of contemporary Palestinian poetry translated by 25 of Scotland ... more

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  • Cover image of book Like a Straw Bird it Follows Me: And Other Poems by Ghassan Zaqtan; Translated by Fady Joudah
    Like a Straw Bird it Follows Me: And Other Poems - by Ghassan Zaqtan; Translated by Fady Joudah

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780300198409 | ISBN 10: 030019840x

    In this inspired translation of Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, Ghassan Zaqtan's tenth and most recent poetry collection, along with selected earlier poems, Fady Joudah brings to English-language readers the best work by one of the most important an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rumi: The Big Red Book: The Great Masterpiece Celebrating Mystical Love and Friendship by Coleman Barks
    Rumi: The Big Red Book: The Great Masterpiece Celebrating Mystical Love and Friendship - by Coleman Barks

    £11.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780061905834 | ISBN 10: 0061905836

    The Big Red Book is a poetic masterpiece from Jalaluddin Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic whom Time magazine calls the most popular poet in America. Readers continue to be awed and inspired by Rumis masterfully lyrical, deeply expressive poems, coll ... more

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  • Cover image of book A River Dies of Thirst: Diaries by Mahmoud Darwish
    A River Dies of Thirst: Diaries - by Mahmoud Darwish

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780863566349 | ISBN 10: 0863566340

    Mahmoud Darwish is one of the most acclaimed contemporary poets in the Arab world, and is often cited as the poetic voice of the Palestinian people.   During the summer of 2006, Darwish was in Ramallah. He recorded his observations and feelin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Butterfly
    The Butterfly's Burden - by Mahmoud Darwish, translated by Fady Joudah

    £15.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781852247881 | ISBN 10: 1852247886

    Mahmoud Darwish was the poetic voice of the Palestinian people. One of the most acclaimed contemporary poets in the Arab world, he was also a prominent spokesman for human rights who has spent most of his life in exile. In his early work, the fe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rumi: Selected Poems by Rumi (Translated by Coleman Barks)
    Rumi: Selected Poems - by Rumi (Translated by Coleman Barks)

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780140449532 | ISBN 10: 0140449531

    'The lord of beauty enters the soul as a man walks into an orchard in Spring.' ... The thirteenth-century Persian philosopher, mystic, scholar and founder of the order of the Whirling Dervishes, Rumi was also a poet of transcendental power. His inspi ... more

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