Saqi Books

Saqi Books

Saqi Books is an independent[1] UK publisher co-founded in 1984 by author and feminist Mai Ghoussoub[2] to "print quality academic and general interest books on the Middle East". It now claims to be "the UK's largest publisher of Middle Eastern and Arabic titles". Its titles include cookery and travel books.[3]

On its 21st Anniversary in 2004, The Independent praised it for 'issuing titles that stimulate and challenge - books with "editorial audacity"'[4]

It has bookshops in London and Beirut[1] and in 2008 held its 25th anniversity celebration at Kensington Town Hall featuring musician Brian Eno, Turkish author Moris Farhi and British author Maggie Gee.[2]



External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Maggie Gee — Maggie Mary Gee (born 1948) is an English novelist. She was born in Poole, Dorset, then moved to the Midlands and later to Sussex. She was educated at state schools and at Oxford University (MA, B Litt). She later worked in publishing and then… …   Wikipedia

  • Republik Ragusa — Republik Ragusa …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mai Ghoussoub — (Arabic: مي غصوب‎) (2 November 1952 Beirut – 17 February 2007 London) was a Lebanese writer, artist, publisher and human rights activist. She was the co founder of the Saqi bookshop and publishing house. Contents 1 Life 2 Family 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Nazik Saba Yared — (born 1928 Jerusalem) is a Lebanese novelist, and academic. She graduated from American University of Beirut with a PhD.[1] She taught at Lebanese American University, from 1978 to 1998.[2] Contents 1 Works 1.1 Non f …   Wikipedia

  • Mohammed Arkoun — Full name Mohammed Arkoun Born February 1, 1928(1928 02 01) Taourirt Mimoum, Algeria Died September 14, 2010(2010 09 14) …   Wikipedia

  • Fred Halliday — (born 1946 in Dundalk, Republic of Ireland) is a British academic and author specialising in the Middle East and international relations, with particular reference to Iran. He is ICREA research professor at IBEI, the Barcelona Institute for… …   Wikipedia

  • Roger Joseph Boscovich — Infobox Scientist caption=Portrait by Robert Edge Pine, London, 1760. dead=dead birth date=birth date|1711|5|18 birth place = Dubrovnik, Republic of Ragusa death date=death date|1787|2|13 death place = Milan, Duchy of Milan residence = Milan… …   Wikipedia

  • Adunis — Adonis أدونيس Adonis Syrian Poet Born Ali Ahmad Said Asbar January 1, 1930 (1930 01 01) (age 81) Al Qassabin, Latakia, Syria …   Wikipedia

  • Panchatantra — An illustration from a Syrian edition dated 1354. The rabbit fools the elephant king by showing him the reflection of the moon. The Panchatantra (IAST: Pañcatantra, Sanskrit: पञ्चतन्त्र, Five Principles ) is an ancient Indian inter related… …   Wikipedia

  • Ramsay Wood — is a writer best known for his modernized compilation of the ancient animal fables derived from The Panchatantra . His Kalila and Dimna Selected Fables of Bidpai was published by Knopf in 1980 [See page 100, The Oxford Companion to English… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.