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Resisting the guns of Sharon
Madafi' Sharon (The Guns of Sharon), Medhat El-Zahed, Cairo: Dar Al-Kalima, January 2002. pp231

Around the right to return
Le Droit au Retour: le problème des réfugiés palestiniens (The Right to Return: the Problem of the Palestinian Refugees), Farouk Mardam-Bey and Elias Sanbar, eds, Paris: Actes Sud, 2002. pp401

Labour's loves lost
Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East, Joel Beinin, Cambridge University Press, 2001. pp207

Tales from building 36
Lusous Mutaqa'idoun (Retired Thieves), Hamdi Abu Golail, Cairo: Miret, 2002. pp127

Entrance to some forgotten temple
Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, No. 21, Cairo: Department of English and Comparative Literature, American University in Cairo, 2001. pp583

Love power: will or fantasy?
Ashbah Al-Hawas (Phantasmal Sensations), Ibrahim Farghali, Cairo: Miret, 2001. pp80

State of Siege
Halit Hisar, (State of Siege) Mahmoud Darwish, London & Beirut: Dar Riyad Al-Rayyis, forthcoming. pp96

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