Tuesday, September 24, 2002


"A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us." 
— W. H. Auden


Here are some of the books I have read and which I recommend:

Endless War? - The hidden function of the 'war on terror' by David Keen
Brutal Friendship - The West and the Arab Elite by Saïd K. Aburish
The Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhelm Reich
Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States by Adam Hanieh
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
Nole Me Tangere by Jose Rizal
Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong
What is Islam? by Shahab Ahmed
 ذات لصنع الله إبراهيم
Desiring Arabs by Joseph Massad
 زقاق المدق لنجيب محفوظ /The Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfoudh
Egypt: Spies, Soldiers and Statesmen by Hazem Kandil
Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher
Inside the Brotherhood by Hazem Kandil, 2015
Debt, The IMF, and The world Bank, Éric Toussaint and Damien Millet, 2010
Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton
The State and Revolution by Lenin
Man's Fate (or La Condition Humaine) by Andre Malraux
Germinal par Emile Zola
 الجريمة والعقاب لدويستوفسكي / Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky
1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo
Three Penny Opera by Bertolt Brecht
The  Autumn of the Patriarch by G. G. Marquez
 النزعات المادية في الفلسفة العربية الإسلامية لحسين مروة ١و٢
Social Origins of Islam by Mohammed Bamyeh
The Slave Trade by Hugh Thomas
Life as Politics by Asef Bayat
Chavs by Owen Jones
Bloody Foreigners by Robert Winder
Iron Heel by Jack London
Culture and Imperialism by Edward Said
أولاد حارتنا لنجيب محفوظ / Children of Gebelawi by Naguib Mahfouz
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Love in the Time of Cholera by G. G Marquez
For Whom the Bells Toll by Ernest Hemingway
 موسم الهجرة إلى الشمال للطيب صالح / available in English as Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
Spartacus by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
City of Sin: London and its Vices by Catharine Arnold
Why Evolution is True by Jerry Coyne
The Twentieth Century by Howard Zinn
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht
Live Working or Die Fighting by Paul Mason
The Jewish Question by Abraham Leon
The Revolution Betrayed by Leon Trotsky
The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels
Candide by Voltaire
A People's History of England by A. L. Morton
نقد افكر الديني لصادق جلال العظم
Merchant Capital and Islam by Mahmood Ibrahim
Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild
The Age of Revolution by Eric Hobsbawm
The Age of Capital by Eric Hobsbawm
The Age of Empire by Eric Hobsbawm
The Age of Extremes by Eric Hobsbawm
The Bolshevik Revolution 1917-1923 by E. H. Carr
 الشمس في يوم غائم لحنه مينا / The Sun in a Cloudy Day by Hanna Mina (Syrian novelist)
 المصابيح الزرق لحنه مينا 
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado
 شرق المتوسط لعبد الرحمان المنيف / available in English as East of the Mediterranean by Abd al-Rahman Munif

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
الخبز الحافي لمحمد شكري / Le Pain Nu by Mohamed Chokri (Moroccan writer)
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
 الأسطورة والتراث لسيد محمود القمني
Ten Days that Shook the World by John Reed
Fundamental Problems of Marxism by Georgi Plekhanov
Overcoming Zionism by Joel Kovel 
السد لمحمود المسعدي
A Hundred Years of Solitude by G. G. Marquez
Listen Little Man by Wilhelm Reich
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
The Invasion of Compulsory Sexual Morality by Wilhelm Reich
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Myth of Zionism by John Rose
Rosa by Jonathan Rabb
The Prince by Machiavelli
في الفكر الخلدوني لمهدي عامل
ذهنية التحريم لصادق جلال العظم
الجذور التاريخية للشريعة الإسلامية لخليل عبد الكريم
Karl Marx by Francis Wheen
الثالوث المحرم: الدين والجنس والصراع الطبقي لبو علي ياسين
The Enigma of Capital by David Harvey
A Companion to Marx's Capital by David Harvey
 سقوط الدولة البوليسية في تونس لتوفيق المديني
Le Christ recrucifié by Nikos Kazantzakis
Capital Vol. 1 by Karl Marx
The Richness of Life: the essential of Stephen Jay Gould by Stephen Jay Gould
The People Want by Gilbert Achcar (a book about the Arab revolutions of 2011)
Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson
Science and Civilisation in China by Joseph Needham (a summary volume)
وليمة لأعشاب البحر لحيدر حيدر

Interested in reading: 

A Possible History of the Global South by Vijay Prashad, Verso 2014
Islam in Liberalism by Joseph Messad
Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800 by Khaled El-Rouayheb
The World Bank by Éric Toussaint
British Imperialism: 1688-2000 by A.G. Hopkins and P. J. Cain
Revolution without Revolutionaries by Asef Bayat
The Victorian Holocaust by Mike Davies
Distinction by Pierre Bourdieu
State, Power, Socialism by Nicos Poulantzas
The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura
Iran Between Two Revolutions by Ervend Abrahamian
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

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