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Dar al Saqi is an award-winning independent publishing house based in Beirut. Founded in 1987, it is the sister company of Saqi Books in London. Publishing over a hundred new titles a year in a wide range of fields, Dar al Saqi is renowned for releasing progressive and ground-breaking works, as well as the best in new Arabic literature and non-fiction. Its authors include Naguib Mahfouz, Mohammed Arkoun, Adonis, Nawal Al Saadawi, Shirin Ebadi and Jabbour Douaihy. Among its bestsellers are A Small Death by Mohamad Hassan Alwan (International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2017) and The Slave Pens by Najwa Bin Shatwan (shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2017), Throwing Sparks by Abdo Khal (winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2010) and After bin Laden by Abdel Bari Atwan. Dar al Saqi established a children’s and young adults list, Saqi Kids, in 2012, which releases 15 titles a year. Among our bestsellers are Cappuccino by Fatima Sharafeddine (The Etisalat Children's Book Award), Rehlat attouyour ila jabal qaf by Huda Al Shawwa Al Qaddoumi (Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Children's Literature). Among our releases, some titles were translated to foreign languages such as Khatt Ahmar by Samar Mahfouz Barraj (to Turkish and Nepali), Ghady wa Rawan co-written by Fatima Sharafeddine and Samar Mahfouz Barraj (to English).


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