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  • UNVEILED: A Woman's Journey Through Politics, Love and Obedience. by Kanafani, Deborah.
    Kanafani, Deborah.
    UNVEILED: A Woman's Journey Through Politics, Love and Obedience.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Free Press (SImon and Schuster) 2008. First edition - Memoir by the Lebanese-American ex-wife of a former advisor to Yasser Arafat in which she recounts her involuntary relinquishment of American freedoms during her marriage and her post-divorce struggles to reclaim her children from the war-torn West Bank region where they were being held by their father. In addition to her own story, she includes the stories of Arab women bucking tradition to struggle for social justice,and much on Palestinian politics and Israeli-Palestinian peace effortsIncludes an appendix of organizations working for peace. x, 255 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed pale green wrappers.

    Book ID: 75942
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  • THE SHIMMERING LIGHT: An Anthology of Isma'ili Poems. by Kassam, Kutub, editor. Translated By Faquir M. Hunzai.
    Kassam, Kutub, editor. Translated By Faquir M. Hunzai.
    THE SHIMMERING LIGHT: An Anthology of Isma'ili Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: I.B.Tauris, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - An anthology which includes selections spanning "1000 years of Isma'ili history, from the time of the Fatimid caliphate to the present day. It includes both sophisticated and popular verses from the Isma'ili poets of Arabia, Africa, Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, India and Pakistan composed in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Burushaski and Urdu. In addition to the theme of divine love and the virtues of the prophet and the Immans, the poems present some of the central ideas of the Isma'ilis and their esoteric interpretation of Islam." Edited and with an introduction by Kotub Kassam, translated by Faquir M. Hunzai. Notes, bibliography, index. xiv, 162 pp. ISBN: 1-850439079.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75313
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  • Naipaul, V. S.
    BEYOND BELIEF: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted People.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A follow-up to his book "Among the Believers" - a look at how the conversion to an Arabic religiion has affected the peoples of Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia (the largest Muslim population in the world), and Malyasia. Naipaul's accounts of the Islamic world were specifically cited in the announcement that he had won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001. Whether you agree with this or not, it is an important book. 408 pp. ISBN: 0-375501185.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light crease on spine of dj)

    Book ID: 74740
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  • RELIGION IN AFRICA by Parrinder, Geoffrey
    Parrinder, Geoffrey
    RELIGION IN AFRICA

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Praeger Publishers, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of the traditional indigenous religions of Africa and of the practice and influence of Christianity and Islam there. Bibliography, map, index, 253p

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (embossed seal of previous owner, light edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 36711
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  • Warburg, Gabriel R.
    HISTORICAL DISCORD IN THE NILE VALLEY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Evanston: Northwestern University Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - 'Focuses on the conflicting interpretations by Egyptian, Sudanese, and European writers of the history of the Nile Valley during four periods: Egypt's rule in the Sudan 1821-85, the Mahdist state 1885-98, the struggle for independence 1952-55, and finally the Sudan's civil war between the dominant Muslin North and the non-Muslin South since 1955. The sources are primarily Egyptian and Sudanese.' A title in the 'Series in Islam and Society in Africa'; photographs, maps, bibliography, index. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-810110571.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 28357
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