Isabelle Eberhardt, Abandoning 19th Century Society for Unknown Desert Sands

Born in 1897, Isabelle Eberhardt was a complex and intriguing figure. From childhood she was homeschooled by her staunch non-conformist father, alongside her brother, where they were taught several languages including classical Arabic, ensuring his children were enquiring polyglots, with remarkable attitudes to dress and social acceptability, Isabelle was encouraged to dress as a boy, … More Isabelle Eberhardt, Abandoning 19th Century Society for Unknown Desert Sands

A Bird is Not a Stone; Palestinian Poetry

  This is a thoughtful and sensitive translation of a selection Arabic poems dictating life in Palestine, structured with the original Arabic, complemented with English and Scots. The history of Englands colonial conquest of Scotland feels apt in this anthology of poetry, the long and troubled past of the two neighbours and their now peaceful cohabitation, … More A Bird is Not a Stone; Palestinian Poetry