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Heremakhonon [a novel]

Heremakhonon [a novel]

Maryse Condé, translated by Richard Philcox

Veronica Mercier, a sophisticated Caribbean woman teaching and living in Paris, journeys to West Africa in pursuit of her "identity." There, she becomes involved with a prominent political figure—and must find her way among the often misleading guises of ambition, idealism, and violence. Conveying a mosaic of feelings (from childhood and adolescence in Guadeloupe, university days    More >

Moses Migrating [a novel] (new edition)

Moses Migrating [a novel] (new edition)

Sam Selvon, with an introduction by Susheila Nasta

It has been more than 25 years since Moses Aloetta became one of the “Lonely Londoners” in the novel of that name. Now—though an avowed Anglophile—he hankers for Trinidad, for sunshine, Carnival, and rum punch. With characteristic irony and delicacy of touch, Sam Selvon tells the story of Moses’s reencounter with his native land. This edition of the novel    More >

Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories (new edition)

Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories (new edition)

Ghassan Kanafani, translated by Hilary Kilpatrick

This collection of important stories by novelist, journalist, teacher, and Palestinian activist Ghassan Kanafani includes the stunning novella Men in the Sun (1962), the basis of the film The Deceived. Also in the volume are "The Land of Sad Oranges" (1958), "'If You Were a Horse . . .'" (1961), "A Hand in the Grave" (1962), "The Falcon" (1961),    More >

Season of Migration to the North [a novel]

Season of Migration to the North [a novel]

Tayeb Salih, translated by Denys Johnson-Davies

Salih's shocking and beautiful novel reveals much about the people on each side of a cultural divide. A brilliant Sudanese student takes his mix of anger and obsession with the West to London, where he has affairs with women who are similarly obsessed with the mysterious East. Life, ecstasy, and death share the same moment in time. First published in Arabic in 1969.    More >

Arabian Love Poems, new edition

Arabian Love Poems, new edition

Nizar Kabbani, translated by Bassam K. Frangieh and Clementina R.Brown

Nizar Kabbani’s poetry has been described as "more powerful than all the Arab regimes put together" (Lebanese Daily Star). Reflecting on his death in 1998, Sulhi Al-Wadi wrote (in Tishreen), "Qabbani is like water, bread, and the sun in every Arab heart and house. In his poetry the harmony of the heart, and in his blood the melody of love". Arabian Love Poems is the first    More >

Malina [a novel]

Malina [a novel]

Ingeborg Bachmann, translated from the German by Philip Boehm and with an afterword by Mark Anderson

The narrator of Ingeborg Bachmann's stunning novel, Malina, tells the story of the triangle that forms between herself, the shadowy Malina, and Ivan, the man with whom she is involved. Plunging toward its riveting finale, Malina lays bare the struggle for love and the limits of discourse between women and men. A masterpiece of contemporary fiction, Malina has been translated into ten    More >

The Royal Game and Other Stories

The Royal Game and Other Stories

Stefan Zweig translated from the German by Jill Sutcliffe and with an introduction by Jeffrey B. Berlin

Stefan Zweig gained early fame as a poet, translator, and biographer. When he added fiction to his repertoire, he won even more critical acclaim. After his death, however, his work fell inexplicably into obscurity. The Royal Game and Other Stories is a collection of five of Stefan Zweig's brilliant and creative psychological thrillers. Filled with emotional extreme—from obsessive love    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

We are delighted that the alternative Nobel literature prize, The New Academy prize, was just awarded to Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Condé. We are the proud publisher of her novel Heremakhonon .
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