Books

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









 


Some of the books I have read and I recommend:

  • Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800 by Khaled El-Rouayheb
  • Brutal Friendship - The West and the Arab Elite by Saïd K. Aburish
  • Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States by Adam Hanieh
  • Islam in Liberalism by Joseph Massad
  • Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong
  • What is Islam? by Shahab Ahmed
  • Desiring Arabs by Joseph Massad
  • 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
  • Man's Fate (or La Condition Humaine) by Andre Malraux
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Three Penny Opera by Bertolt Brecht
  • The Autumn of the Patriarch by G. G. Marquez
  • The Slave Trade by Hugh Thomas
  • Life as Politics by Asef Bayat
  • Chavs by Owen Jones
  • Bloody Foreigners by Robert Winder
  • Culture and Imperialism by Edward Said
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Tin Drum by Günter Grass
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by G. G Marquez
  • For Whom the Bells Toll by Ernest Hemingway
  • Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
  • Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
  • City of Sin: London and its Vices by Catharine Arnold
  • Why Evolution is True by Jerry Coyne
  • The Twentieth Century by Howard Zinn
  • The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht
  • The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels
  • A People's History of England by A. L. Morton
  • Merchant Capital and Islam by Mahmood Ibrahim
  • 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
  • The Revolution Betrayed by Leon Trotsky
  • The Sun in a Cloudy Day by Hanna Mina (Syrian novelist)
  • East of the Mediterranean by Abd al-Rahman Munif
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • Le Pain Nu by Mohamed Chokri (Moroccan writer)
  • Overcoming Zionism by Joel Kovel 
  • Listen, Little Man! by Wilhelm Reich
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • The Invasion of Compulsory Sexual Morality (excerpts here) by Wilhelm Reich
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • The Myth of Zionism by John Rose
  • Karl Marx by Francis Wheen
  • The Enigma of Capital by David Harvey
  • A Companion to Marx's Capital by David Harvey
  • A Banquet for Seaweed by Haidar Haidar
  • 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)
  • Debt, the IMF and the World Bank by Èric Toussaint and Damien Millet
  • Inglorious Empire by Shashi Thahroor
  • Envisioning Real Utopias by Erik Olin Wright
  • Tormented Births - Passages to Modernity in Europe and the Middle East by Isam Al-khatib
  • China Transformed by R. Bin Wong
  • Guns, Steel and Germs by Jared Diamond
  • Revolution without Revolutionaries by Asef Bayat
  • The People Want by Gilbert Achcar
  • The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura


Interested in reading: 

  • A Possible History of the Global South by Vijay Prashad, Verso 2014
  • The World Bank by Éric Toussaint
  • British Imperialism: 1688-2000 by A.G. Hopkins and P. J. Cain
  • Distinction by Pierre Bourdieu
  • State, Power, Socialism by Nicos Poulantzas
  • Iran Between Two Revolutions by Ervend Abrahamian
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen





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