A Bit of Air
by Walid Taher

In this book of poems, the award-winning Egyptian children’s author and illustrator Walid Taher, uses visual art, poetry, and architecture to express the various mindsets that exist in the modern day.

Utopia for Realists
by Rutger Bregman

In this interesting read, the author shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilisation – from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy – was once considered a utopian fantasy.

The Wrath & the Dawn
by Renee Ahdieh

In her fascinating debut, the author spins a story as mesmerising as that of her female protagonist Shahrzad, packed with verdant details and brimming with tension.

Love, Hate & Other Filters
by Samira Ahmed

This is a romantic and relevant debut about Islamophobia and how it affects the normal life of a teenage girl named Maya Aziz who dreams of becoming a filmmaker in New York but her family and fate has other plans for her.

The Seven Wise Princesses: A Medieval Persian Epic
by Wafa Tarnowska

This is the story of a legendary prince, Shah Bahram, and how seven visiting princesses teach him about leadership. The story shows one how personal virtue and wisdom are necessary prerequisites for just rule.