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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.23 — 2,126,318 ratings — published 2003
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A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hardcover)
by (shelved 505 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.32 — 1,027,647 ratings — published 2007
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And the Mountains Echoed And the Mountains Echoed (Hardcover)
by (shelved 210 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.01 — 370,189 ratings — published 2013
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From Beirut to Jerusalem From Beirut to Jerusalem (Paperback)
by (shelved 159 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.09 — 13,248 ratings — published 1989
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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women (Paperback)
by (shelved 156 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.04 — 19,442 ratings — published 1994
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Mornings in Jenin Mornings in Jenin (Paperback)
by (shelved 122 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.32 — 23,482 ratings — published 2006
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Orientalism Orientalism (Paperback)
by (shelved 120 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.06 — 23,223 ratings — published 1978
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Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia (Paperback)
by (shelved 118 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.00 — 32,398 ratings — published 1992
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The Red Tent The Red Tent (Hardcover)
by (shelved 112 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.15 — 521,875 ratings — published 1997
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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced (Paperback)
by (shelved 109 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.77 — 24,809 ratings — published 2009
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Girls of Riyadh Girls of Riyadh (Paperback)
by (shelved 105 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.34 — 11,633 ratings — published 2005
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The Arabian Nights The Arabian Nights (Paperback)
by (shelved 101 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.07 — 79,972 ratings — published 800
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Alif the Unseen Alif the Unseen (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.83 — 26,254 ratings — published 2012
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Finding Nouf (Nayir Sharqi & Katya Hijazi #1) Finding Nouf (Nayir Sharqi & Katya Hijazi #1)
by (shelved 99 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.80 — 7,728 ratings — published 2007
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Infidel Infidel (Hardcover)
by (shelved 93 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.18 — 106,940 ratings — published 2006
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The Blood of Flowers The Blood of Flowers (Hardcover)
by (shelved 92 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.94 — 26,310 ratings — published 2007
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A History of the Arab Peoples A History of the Arab Peoples (Paperback)
by (shelved 91 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.82 — 5,468 ratings — published 1991
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Reading Lolita in Tehran Reading Lolita in Tehran (Paperback)
by (shelved 84 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.56 — 163,800 ratings — published 2003
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The Yacoubian Building The Yacoubian Building (Paperback)
by (shelved 84 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.73 — 10,839 ratings — published 2002
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Rooftops of Tehran Rooftops of Tehran (Paperback)
by (shelved 78 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.02 — 20,879 ratings — published 2009
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An Unnecessary Woman An Unnecessary Woman (Hardcover)
by (shelved 76 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.76 — 15,225 ratings — published 2014
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My Name is Red My Name is Red (Paperback)
by (shelved 71 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.82 — 48,703 ratings — published 1998
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Snow Snow (Paperback)
by (shelved 70 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.53 — 43,471 ratings — published 2002
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Habibi Habibi (Hardcover)
by (shelved 65 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.02 — 53,984 ratings — published 2011
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Palace Walk Palace Walk (Paperback)
by (shelved 64 times as middle-east)
avg rating 4.09 — 11,695 ratings — published 1956
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Swallows of Kabul Swallows of Kabul (Paperback)
by (shelved 63 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.68 — 7,138 ratings — published 2002
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The Septembers of Shiraz The Septembers of Shiraz (Hardcover)
by (shelved 62 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.77 — 9,364 ratings — published 2007
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The Epic of Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh (Paperback)
by (shelved 61 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.59 — 63,519 ratings — published -2100
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Jerusalem: The Biography Jerusalem: The Biography (Hardcover)
by (shelved 61 times as middle-east)
avg rating 3.95 — 9,756 ratings — published 2011
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Edward W. Said
“The Orient and Islam have a kind of extrareal, phenomenologically reduced status that puts them out of reach of everyone except the Western expert. From the beginning of Western speculation about the Orient, the one thing th orient could not do was to represent itself. Evidence of the Orient was credible only after it had passed through and been made firm by the refining fire of the Orientalist’s work.”
Edward W. Said, Orientalism

“If the Palestinian people really suffered a nakba, it was largely of their own making — and that of their grand mufti.”
Sol Stern, A Century of Palestinian Rejectionism and Jew Hatred

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