Mom is Best

  • Icelandic children literature
  • Title of translation: أمي هي الأفضل
  • Author & Illustrator: Björk Bjarkadóttir
  • Publisher: Boustany’s Publishing House, Egypt
age of innocence

The Age of Innocence

  • A 1920 novel that explores “a world where the appearance of morality, indeed the appearance of happiness, masks the true creed: money.”
  • Title of translation: عصر البراءة 
  • Author: Edith Wharton, an American novelist nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928, and 1930
  • Publisher: Dar Athar Publishing and Distribution – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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The Library

  • A cycle of six thematically linked stories, droll renditions of the nightmares ensuing upon misplaced, or excessive, bibliophilia
  • Title of translation: المكتبة
  • Author: Zoran Živković, a Serbian writer
  • Publisher: Darathar, Saudi Arabia

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Ishmael's Oranges

  • From Russia’s pogroms, to the Summer of Love and the Middle East’s restless cities, ‘Ishmael’s Oranges’ follows the journeys of men and women cast adrift by war
  • Title of translation: برتقال إسماعيل
  • Author: Claire Hajaj, a British novelist
  • Publisher: Darathar, Saudi Arabia

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The Moor's Account

  • A fictional memoir of Estebanico, the Moroccan slave who survived the Narvaez expedition and accompanied Cabeza de Vaca
  • Title of translation: ما رواه المغربي
  • Author: Laila Lalami, a Moroccan-American novelist
  • Publisher: Darathar, Saudi Arabia

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  • A dystopian fiction novella written in 1937. The story takes place at an unspecified future date when mankind has entered another Dark Age
  • Title of translation: ترتيلة
  • Author: Ayn Rand, a Russian-American writer
  • Publisher: Darathar, Saudi Arabia

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The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization

  • A remarkable journey through time and around the globe to reveal the powerful role stories and literature have played in creating the world we have today
  • Title of translation: العالم المكتوب
  • Author: Martin Puchner, a literary critic and philosopher
  • Publisher: Darathar, Saudi Arabia



  • A historical novel about the enduring African spirit. The story of three young people whose fates are knotted ever more tightly together, with the shadow of a new war on another continent falls over them, threatening once again to carry them away.
  • Title of translation: ما بعد الموت
  • Author: Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • Publisher: Darathar, Saudi Arabia

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