Aboulela short stories leads Saqi list in indie's 35th year

Aboulela short stories leads Saqi list in indie's 35th year

Specialist indie publisher Saqi Books, which celebrates its 35th anniversary next year, has announced the highlights of its 2018 list, with titles including the first collection of Palestinian writing on the 1948 “Palestinian exodus”, and a new collection of short stories from award-winning Sudanese writer Leila Aboulela [pictured above].

The press was founded in 1983 by Mai Ghoussoub and André Gaspard, who, after escaping civil war in Lebanon, yearned to “re-create something of the heady intellectual freedom of pre-war Beirut”. The press was founded with a mandate to publish outstanding ...

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