Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

The translations published in this series are from Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish novels, short stories, poetry, and memoirs written in the last century.

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A Portal in Space (2016)
By Mahmoud Saeed
Translated by William M. Hutchins

The Scarecrow (2015)
By Ibrahim al-Koni
Translated by William M. Hutchins

What Makes a Man? Sex Talk in Beirut and Berlin (2015)
Rashid al-Daif and Joachim Helfer
Translated by Ken Seigneurie and Gary Schmidt

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Who's Afraid of Meryl Streep? (2014)
by Rashid al-Daif
Translated by Paula Haydar and Nadine Sinno

New Waw, Saharan Oasis (2013)
By Ibrahim al-Koni

Moon and Henna Tree (2013)
By Ahmed Toufiq

A Bit of Air Al Koni Year of the Elephant (2nd ed)

The Neighbors (2013)
By Ahmad Mahmoud
Translated by Nastaran Kherad

The Puppet (2010)
By Ibrahim al-Koni
Translated by William M. Hutchins
Year of the Elephant
(revised edition—2009)

By Leila Abouzeid
Translated by Barbara Parmenter
Introduction by Barbara Harlow
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Talk of Darkness (2008)
by Fatna El Bouih
Translated by Mustapha Kamal and Susan Slyomovics

Fortune Told in Blood (2008)
By Davud Ghaddarzadegan
Translated by M.R. Ghanoonparvar
I've Learned Some Things (2008)
By Ataol Behramoğlu
Translated by Walter G. Andrews
  • Orpheus, by Nazlı Eray

    Translated by Robert Finn
    Introduction by Sibel Erol (2006)
  • Folktales from Syria, 
Collected by Samir Tahhan 

    Translated and with an introduction by Andrea Rugh (2004)
  • They Die Strangers, by Mohammad Abdul Wali
    Translated by Deborah Akers and Abubaker Bagader (2001)
  • Return to Childhood, by Leila Abouzeid
    Translated by the author, with Heather Logan Taylor
    Forward by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea (1998)
  • Houses Behind the Trees, by Mohamed el-Bisatie
    Translated by Denys Johnson-Davies (1998) (out of print)
  • Ottoman Lyric Poetry: an Anthology, edited by Walter Andrews (1997) (out of print)
  • Flight Against Time, by Emily Nasrallah (1997) (out of print)
  • Curfew, by Adalet Ağaoğlu
    Translated by Sir John Goulden (1997) (out of print)
  • The Game of Forgetting, by Mohamed Berrada
    Translated by Issa Boullata (1996) (out of print)
  • Satan's Stones, by Moniru Ravanipur
    Edited by M.R. Ghanoonparvar (1996) (out of print)
  • Suri & Co.: Tales of a Persian Teenage Girl, by Mahshid Amirshahi
    Translated by J. E. Knorzer
    Forward by Hafez Farmayan (1995) (out of print)
  • The Unreadable Shores of Love, Turkish Modernity and Mystic Romance, by Victoria Holbrook (1994) (out of print)
  • The Wiles of Men and Other Stories, by Salwa Bakr
    Translated by Denys Johnson-Davies (1993) (out of print)
  • Stories by Egyptian Women
    Edited and translated by Marilyn Booth (1993) (out of print)
  • Fragments of Memory, by Hanna Mina
    Translated by Olive Kenny and Lorne Kenny (1993) (out of print)
  • Please, No Police, by Aras Oren
    Translated by Teoman Sipahigil (1992) (out of print)
  • Stories by Iranian Women Since the Revolution
    Translated by Soraya Sullivan (1991) (out of print)
  • An Introduction to Arab Poetics, by Adonis (1990) (out of print)
  • Istanbul Boy, The Autobiography of Aziz Nesin, Part 3
    Translated by Joseph Jacobson (1990) (out of print)
  • Egyptian Earth, by Abdel Al-Sharqawi (1990) (out of print)
  • All That's Left to You, by Ghassan Kanafani
    Translated by Jeremy Reed and May Jayyusi (1990) (out of print)
  • The Literature of Modern Arabia, edited by Salma Jayussi (1990) (out of print)
  • Year of the Elephant, A Moroccan Woman's Journey Toward Independence, by Leila Abouzeid
    Translated by Barbara Parmenter
    Forward by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea (1989)
  • Maze of Justice, by Tawfik Al-Hakim (1989) (out of print)
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