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  • Children of Catastrophe: Journey from a Palestinian Refugee Camp to America - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    camp in Lebanon becoming a member of the PLO through to eventual emigration a new life as an engineer in the United States and a return trip to historic Palestine Running parallel to the personal narrative the book also documents the story of Nahr El Bared itself the story of a refugee camp that grew from an initial clump of muddy UN tents to become a vibrant trading centre in north Lebanon before its eventual destruction at the hands of the Lebanese army as they battled with militants from the Fatah Al Islam group in the summer of 2007 Throughout it all the spirit of the remarkable people of the camp shines through and the book provides a moving testament to how refugees in Lebanon have managed to persist in their struggle for their right to return as well as survive socially economically and politically despite more than sixty years of dispossession war and repression Jamal Kanj was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon ten years after the creation of the state of Israel He moved to the United States in late 1977 and has been active in various local and national political organizations He is a

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/11/15/children-of-catastrophe-journey-from-a-palestinian-refugee-camp-to-america/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Through Secret Channels - The Road to Oslo: Senior PLO Leader Abu Mazen's Revealing Story of the Negotiations With Israel - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    the crucial talks in Oslo Mahmoud Abbas who wielded great influence form behind the scenes also explains how the PLO negotiating team and their Israeli counterparts overcame their mutual suspicion and how despite various setbacks they used the freedom afforded by secrecy for frank and constructive discussion of the most fundamental problems Positive outcomes resulted including Israel s acceptance of Resolution 242 and its agreement to PLO control of Gaza and Jericho The Declaration of Principles which also committed Israel to future negotiations on many sensitive issues including Jerusalem was signed in Washington DC on 13 September 1993 This historic Oslo accord opened the way for permanent status negotiations aimed at confirming peace and Palestine s future in the region Mahmoud Abbas was born in Safad in Palestine in 1935 As a founder member of the Fatah movement he is a leading Palestinian figure who devoted some twenty years to the search for a peaceful solution to the Palestinian Israeli conflict He is a member of the Palestine National Council and the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization and has headed the PLO s Department for National and International Relations since 1980 Paperback 232mm x 160mm ISBN 9781859640470 252

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/11/14/through-secret-channels-the-road-to-oslo-senior-plo-leader-abu-mazens-revealing-story-of-the-negotiations-with-israel/ (2016-02-16)
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  • The Seven Veils of Seth: A Modern Arabic Novel from Libya - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    novel s protagonist is either Seth himself or a latter day avatar A desert wandering seer and proponent of desert life he settles for an extended stay in a fertile oasis If Jack Frost the personification of the arrival of winter were to visit a tropical rain forest the results might be similarly disastrous Not surprisingly since this is a novel by Ibrahim al Koni infanticide uxoricide serial adultery betrayal metamorphosis murder by a proxy animal ordinary murder and a life threatening chase through the desert all figure in the plot although the novel is also an existential reflection on the purpose of human life Ibrahim al Koni typically layers allusions in his works as if he were an artist adding a suggestion of depth to a painting by applying extra washes Tuareg folklore Egyptian mythology Russian literature and medieval European thought elbow each other for room on the page One might expect a novel called The Seven Veils of Seth to be a heavy handed allegory Instead the reader is left wondering The truth is elusive a mirage pulsing at the horizon Ibrahim al Koni is a Libyan Tuareg who writes in Arabic He studied comparative literature at the

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/11/14/the-seven-veils-of-seth-a-modern-arabic-novel-from-libya/ (2016-02-16)
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  • The Almond Tree - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    his endless struggle to save his poor and dying family and to reclaim a love for others that was lost when the bombs first hit Ichmad supports his family through manual labour first on a building site and later in an abattoir Eventually his brilliance in science wins him a scholarship to university where he encounters both prejudice and opportunity His brother disowns him as he mixes with Israelis and even marries a Jewish girl but against all the odds and in the face of personal tragedy Ichmad succeeds in transcending racial and religious stereotypes and is judged on his abilities and ideas to the point where he receives the ultimate accolade a Nobel Prize The publication of this novel is timely given the prominence of the Middle East crisis in the news every day and its effects on the lives of people all over the world Michelle Cohen Corasanti is a former lawyer trained in international human rights law Her knowledge of the Israeli Palestinian struggle comes from seven years of living in Israel where she witnessed at first hand the struggles of the Palestinians and heard their stories of one room mud houses with no electricity fathers imprisoned

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/11/14/the-almond-tree/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Prophet Muhammad: The First Sufi of Islam - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    correct contemporary misconceptions about this The reader travels with Muhammad through his life and shares his most intense experiences his love for his wife Khadijah his passion for establishing peace in Arabia his visions and ecstatic experiences and his character as one of the most successful military commanders leaders and social reformers of all time Farzana Moon is a poet historian and playwright She has published biographical accounts of Moghul

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  • Tearing up the Silk Road - A Modern Journey from China to Istanbul, Through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    will see themselves in a very different light to their predecessors New forms of identity are emerging founded more upon shared cultural preferences and aspirations than on the remnants of tribal allegiance While rushing through from East to West Tom Coote meets befriends and argues with an epic range of characters from soldiers and monks to pilgrims travellers and modern day silk road traders All are striving for something more and most dream of being somewhere else By bus train and battered car through deserts open plains and mountain ranges Tom finds himself again and again at the front line of a desperate war for hearts and minds Through rapidly expanding megacities to ancient ruins and far more recently created wastelands it is the West that is winning the souls while the East grows ever stronger The real clash of civilisations however seems set to be not between the East and the West but between the few who have so much and the masses now uniting to demand so much more Tom Coote went to university as a mature student to read Third World Studies He later taught himself programming and won a studentship to take an MSc in Information

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/11/12/tearing-up-the-silk-road/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Hajj - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    to the objective of self knowledge However attaining this depends on each person s natural ability and desire to do so For this reason no two Hajj journeys are ever alike and every Hajj pilgrim leaves the great journey forever altered from the person they were beforehand It is difficult to capture the Hajj in text or visually since the Hajj is larger than any possible description No book or photograph can ever give the Hajj its due Even those who perform the Hajj can never fully comprehend it Nonetheless in this book Saudi princess and photographer Reem Al Faisal attempts to document the Hajj which every Muslim must undertake once in his or her lifetime But Princess Al Faisal herself a Muslim does not confine herself to recording religious expressions With her photographs she also tries to reveal the divine in man and nature For her photography itself is a means of honouring God s presence Reem Al Faisal is a granddaughter of the Saudi king Feisal Her photographs have been exhibited in France Egypt China and Korea and she was the first artist from a Gulf state to exhibit in Palestine She is one of only a few

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/11/11/hajj/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Mezze: Delicious Middle Eastern, Turkish and Greek Recipes - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    Italian word mezzano meaning middle Coined by the Genoese spice traders it was absorbed into the Greek Turkish and Arabic languages in different f0rms and reflects the multicultural origins of this exciting cuisine Rosamond Man has selected the best recipes from across the region and each chapter takes both the imagination and the tastebuds on a journey around theses countries Hardback 216 mm x 273 mm 160 pages 16 95

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