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“Diyab’s memoir of his Mediterranean adventures is a mixture of clear-eyed observation and wide-eyed innocence, nicely captured by Muhanna’s lucid yet folksy English version…Throughout The Book of Travels, realistic details are suffused with a sense of the marvelous.”Read more in the New York Review of Books
New in Paperback
The Discourses: Reflections on History, Sufism, Theology, and Literature—Volume One is a collection of essays on history, Sufism, and religious life, written by the eleventh/seventeenth-century Moroccan scholar al-Ḥasan al-Yūsī and translated by Justin Stearns. The paperback edition features a new foreword by Ayesha Ramachandran, author of The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe.See all our English-only paperbacks
A WSJ TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR
An itinerant con man. A gullible eyewitness narrator. Voices spanning continents and centuries. These elements come together in Impostures, a groundbreaking translation of a celebrated work of Arabic literature, now available in paperback.
Wherever you may be, and whatever you find yourself doing—walking, driving, flying, cooking—steal a moment and listen to the new Library of Arabic Literature podcasts, which feature conversations with our LAL Fellows as they discuss their upcoming projects.Listen on Soundcloud