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Fires In California, UK Radio Interviews And The Rise Of The AfD In Thuringia

October 27, 2019

As wind speeds from 30 to 40 miles per hour and gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour are forecasted, up to 2.3m people will have their power cut off in California as a precautionary measure and at the las…

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Frankfurt Book Fair

October 20, 2019

Our first Frankfurt Book Fair was exhilarating, we’ve made lots of new friends and contacts and have exciting new opportunities for foreign rights! It was great sitting and catching up with fellow exh…

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No Free Lunches: Our clean energy needs to be sourced responsibly…

October 12, 2019

The week has flown by and we are ready for Frankfurt. There were a few hiccups, but the brochure is done, books will be in our hands by Monday at the latest, and we’ve downloaded the highly functional…

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Too Big To Fail and A Momentous 1989

October 6, 2019

We are part way through another amazing @annecater #randomthingstour, this time for The Umbrella Men by Keith Carter. Here are some of the reviews we’ve received so far: Paul Burke @Paulodaburka @NBma…

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Risque Submissions

September 29, 2019

Hello everyone! It’s been a relatively mundane week except for some rather risque submissions. Perhaps we need to be a little more explicit about the kinds of books we will not publish. Explicit sexua…

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Glorious London weather and interesting submissions!

September 21, 2019

The sun has shone consistently in London – even the gargoyles have been smiling! As we’ve rushed around this week, we’ve appreciated the soothing greens of both Gordon and Tavistock squares. We’ve adm…

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New publications, skirmishes on translation endings and an imminent cover reveal!

September 13, 2019

This week we entered into a completely unexpected and very surprising last-minute skirmish about the ending of one of our translations. How much liberty can or should a translator take? In this case,…

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Hello to our third weekly blog!

September 7, 2019

It’s been another eventful week at Neem Tree Press. We’ve been rushing to finalize book covers, finish off copy editing and proofreading on our next few books, dealing with the logistics around sales,…

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Hello everyone and welcome to our second weekly blog!

August 28, 2019

It’s been mostly a week of sunny, clear blue skies with just a hint of cloud on the horizon that we hope to clear by next week. We’ve just come off a wonderful #randomthings blog tour organized by the…

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Welcome to the first of our weekly blogs!

August 21, 2019

Welcome to the first of our weekly blogs on how our week as an independent publisher has gone: both the ups and downs. Last week we were scrambling to load everything up on our super-duper new website…

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In the news

We love to read more about the topics our authors write about or just explore interesting news items! Here are some things that have caught our eye recently.

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Between Illness and Exile in “Head Above Water”

Tugrul Mende reviews Head Above Water: Reflections on Illness.

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Shahd Alshammari will be at PRIMADONNA FEST 2022

The 2022 Primadonna Festival Lineup, including Shahd Alshammari, author of Head Above Water.

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Author Profile – Shahd Alshammari

As a University of Kent Alumna, I studied English Literature with great faculty and scholars of literature. I was inspired by the various scholars I encountered and their research areas. At the same time, I always knew I wanted to write. I started writing poetry, fiction, and finally came to narrative nonfiction.

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Shahd Alshammari in Conversation with Mikey Muhanna from Afirkra.

Shahd Alshammari talked about her work as a writer, academic, and researcher in the field of Gulf literature and disability studies with Mikey Muhanna from Afirkra.

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France’s burkini ban affects all women – not just Muslims

In France last Tuesday, the country’s highest court voted to overturn a decision made in Grenoble, a city that contravened its burkini ban and permitted women to wear full-coverage swimwear if they so desired.

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‘Head Above Water’ by Shahd Alshammari – Book Review

Head Above Water is not a memoir but a reflection on illness and it doesn’t just focuses on the narrator’s journey but divulges into the stories of some of her students and peers whose lives have been affected by illness.

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How Workplaces Can Support Refugee Women

This article examines the challenges these refugee women face and explores strategies to help overcome obstacles and promote their integration into host country societies and labour markets. Team leaders can deploy the following strategies to lessen the sting of acculturative stress impacting immigrant women.

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5 Must Read Memoirs from Disabled Women

In Head Above Water Shahd Alshammari shares her experiences of MS as an Arab woman, confronting the intersection of culture, religion and disability with her personal narrative of illness.

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