[BHE 258] Launch of May-June Reading Theme: Myriad of Middle Eastern Literature

Myra here.

Every Sunday, we share the books that managed to find the way into our hands and our bookshelves. This week is extra special as we are launching our new reading theme for May-June: Myriad of Middle Eastern Literature.

Essentially, we are looking for books with the following themes:

  1. Books written by people from or about the Middle East
  2. Literature on Muslim culture
  3. Arabic tales and stories
  4. Stories by Muslims in Diaspora

I have scrounged my own bookshelves and found the following titles that I am hoping to feature at one point in the next two months.

Book Hunting From My Own Bookshelves

Saluki Hound Of The Bedouin by Julia Johnson and Susan Keeble, The Pearl Diver by Julia Johnson and Patricia Al Fakhri.

When I Coloured In The World by Ahmadreza Ahmadi and illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi, Alive Again by Ahmadreza Ahmadi and illustrated by Nahid Kazemi.

Nasreddine by Odile Weulersse and illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer, The Storyteller by Evan Turk.

Azad’s Camel by Erika Pal, Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp by Philip Pullman and illustrated by Ian Beck.

The Amazing Travels Of Ibn Battuta by Fatima Sharafeddine and Intelaq Mohammed AliThe Amazing Discoveries Of Ibn Sina by Fatima Sharafeddine and Intelaq Mohammed Ali.

The Sky Of Afghanistan by Ana Eulate and Sonja Wimmer, The Journey by Francesco Sanna.

Al-Ghazali by Demi.

The Illustrator’s Notebook by Mohieddin Ellabbad.

Baddawi by Leila Abdelrazaq, Dare To Disappoint: Growing Up In Turkey by Ozge Samanci.

Benazir Bhutto: Daughter Of The East an Autobiography, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.

The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez, Return To The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez.

If you have recommended titles that you think would fit our current reading theme, please do share with us, and we’d be more than happy to hunt them down.

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