Book Picks 2013: Recommended Reading from Sampsonia Way Columnists

by Sampsonia Way    /  December 18, 2013  / No comments

In light of the holiday season, Sampsonia Way asked our columnists for their 2013 reading recommendations. They chose books that have inspired, influenced, or enriched them. Click on the book to purchase it on Amazon.com.


Arena Negra
by Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez
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Recommended by Israel Centeno


Beyond the Veil, Revised Edition: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society
by Fatima Mernisiss
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Recommended by Bina Shah


The Body in Society: An Introduction
by Alexandra Howson
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Recommended by Tarık Günersel


Canada
by Richard Ford
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Recommended by Israel Centeno


Censoring an Iranian Love Story
by Shahriar Mandanipour
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Recommended by Yaghoub Yadali


Cuba (Latin America in Focus)
edited by Ted A. Henken, Miriam Celaya, and Dimas Castellanos
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Recommended by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo


Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution
by Thomas Carothers and Diane de Gramont
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Recommended by Mesfin Negash


An Ecology of Happiness
by Eric Lambin
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Recommended by Tarık Günersel


Havana Real: One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth about Cuba Today
by Yoani Sanchez
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Recommended by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo


Homecoming : Sixty Years of Egyptian Short Stories
selected and translated by Denys Johnson-Davies
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Recommended by Hamdy El-Gazzar


Human Rights in World History
by Peter N. Stearns
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Recommended by Tarık Günersel


India Dishonoured: Behind a nation’s war on women
by Sunny Hundal
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Recommended by Bina Shah


Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
by Scott Anderson
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Recommended by Israel Centeno


Leapfrog
by Guillermo Rosales
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Recommended by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo


The Lemon Grove
by Ali Hosseini
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Recommended by Yaghoub Yadali


Life of a Star
by Jane Unrue
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Recommended by Yaghoub Yadali


The Literary Atlas of Cairo: One Hundred Years on the Streets of the City
by Samia Mehrez
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Recommended by Hamdy El-Gazzar


The Little Red Guard
by Wenguang Huang
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Recommended by Tienchi Martin-Liao


The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups
by Mancur Olson
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Recommended by Mesfin Negash


A Marxist History of the World: From Neanderthals to Neoliberals
by Neil Faulkner
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Recommended by Tarık Günersel


My Life, My Vision for the Oromo and Other Peoples of Ethiopia
by Bulcha Demeska
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Recommended by Mesfin Negash


Negra
by Wendy Guerra
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Recommended by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo


New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era, Third Edition
by Mary Kaldor
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Recommended by Mesfin Negash


Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World
by Shereen El-Feki
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Recommended by Bina Shah


The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam
by Akbar Ahmed
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Recommended by Bina Shah


The Tsar’s Dwarf
by Peter H. Fogtdal
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Recommended by Bina Shah


Umar Ibn Al-Farid: Sufi Verse, Saintly Life
by Th. Emil Homerin
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Recommended by Hamdy El-Gazzar


I Am Innocent: Biography of Liu Xiaobo
by Yu Jie
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Recommended by Tienchi Martin-Liao


Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada
by Zoe Valdes
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Recommended by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo


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