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In conversation with Victoria Williamson, author of War of the Wind 

September 15, 2022

From Victoria Williamson (award-winning Scottish author of the Fox and the White Gazelle and The Boy with the Butterfly Mind) comes a thrilling new adventure story with delightfully diverse disability…

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In Conversation with David Ross, author of The Three Hares: Terracotta Horse 

September 13, 2022

The final instalment of The Three Hares Trilogy by Scott Lauder and David Ross will be released this October. This historical fantasy quest series plunges us back in time, first to the vicious Battle…

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In Conversation with Jenna Adams, author of Can I Stray

August 29, 2022

From Jenna Adams comes the unmissable, conversation-starting debut on captivating coming-of-age tale of mental health, consent and the complex world of teenage sexual politics. In this interview, Jenn…

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Why It Matters

May 19, 2022

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) takes place every year on the third Thursday of May. As the term clearly indicates, it is about making the web (and everything else) more accessible for all o…

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Head Above Water: Shahd Alshammari Exploring the Disabled Body 

April 27, 2022

This week is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week which runs from 25th April to 1st May. It provides an opportunity to highlight what is often an invisible and misunderstood condition, currently affectin…

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In Conversation with Shahd Alshammari, author of Head Above Water. 

April 19, 2022

From her research on illness narratives and disability studies comes a thoughtful reflection on a personal journey with Multiple Sclerosis. Kuwaiti-Palestinian author and academic, Dr Shahd Alshammari…

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What is Multiple Sclerosis, an insight into Shahd Alshammari’s Head Above Water. 

March 18, 2022

Shahd Alshammari’s upcoming memoir, Head Above Water takes us into intimate conversations on illness and society’s stigmatization of disabled bodies. We are invited to ask the big questions about life…

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Female Authors and Characters that inspire us on International Women’s Day 2022.

March 8, 2022

This International Women’s Day we are spotlighting some of our favourite female characters and authors that inspire us. From Sara in The Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball to Pâtca in The Book of Perilo…

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Interview with Literary Translator James Christian Brown 

February 21, 2022

To celebrate International Mother-Language Day we interviewed literary translator James Christian Brown. He tells us all about his journey into becoming a book translator, his recent work translating…

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Q&A with Doina Rusti, author of The Book of Perilous Dishes.

February 17, 2022

With less than one month until the publication day for The Book of Perilous Dishes, we wanted to celebrate by interviewing Doina Rusti all about her journey as an author, the inspiration behind this d…

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Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One This Christmas 

December 13, 2021

There’s nothing quite like spending time with loved ones in the Christmas holidays. The festive season is for gathering together with family and friends.   But for others, the holidays can be an incre…

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 

December 10, 2021

Over the last sixteen days Hira Ali has been sharing key tips on her Instagram (@advancingyourpotential) from her latest book Her Allies: A Practical Toolkit to Help Men Lead Through Advocacy. She’s u…

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2 Amazing Reads to Start a Conversation on the Environment Ahead of COP26 

September 9, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought devastation to millions around the world, disrupting many parts of the global economy. During this time, governments have stepped up to protect our lives and liveliho…

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In Conversation with Tatti de Jersey

September 9, 2021

Tatti de Jersey has worked in children’s book PR for over 18 years. During that time she has worked for both traditional and independent publishers as well as a wide-range of authors such as Michael M…

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Find Your Perfect Summer Read with Neem Tree Press

August 24, 2021

Summer is the perfect time to catch up with that reading goal you set yourself all those months ago and whilst many countries have been added to the green list, still so few of us are able to travel a…

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In Conversation with Victoria Olajide

August 11, 2021

Victoria Olajide founded TVOTRIBE in July 2019, a Pan-African community building culturally aware creatives in Africa and in the Diaspora. Olajide started this venture on her own and has since expande…

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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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Head Above Water: When illness exiles the mind from the body

Book Club: Assistant professor, academic, and writer Dr Shahd Alshammari talks to The New Arab about her new book, an illness narrative reflecting on living with multiple sclerosis in Kuwait.

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Disability Research Forum

“Shahd’s sensuous prose explores the manipulation of memory, the question of time, and gender politics…intricacies of love, …body, motherhood, the pervasive power of language, the power of women’s education, and synergy between Professor and student. It is a brave book.” – Jokha Alharthi, Author of Celestial Bodies, winner of the International Man Booker Prize

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Interviewing Doina Ruști and James Christian Brown: The Book of Perilous Dishes

Doina Rusti tells us about her process of writing to appreciate how the magic of Bucharest took form, and how always history hides in literature, while James Brown shares his experience as first a reader and then a translator of this delightful Romanian novel.

Read more (The Publishing Post)
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The Ideal Woman: How Can Women Embrace Their Womanhood While Being Under The Male Gaze?

Interview with Shahd Alshammari on the Ideal Woman: How Can Women Embrace Their Womanhood While Being Under The Male Gaze?

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The Diary of A Debut Novelist

Debut author Jenna Adams offers an insight into the behind-the-scenes of a writer’s process.

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Disabled people exist everywhere – so why aren’t more books written about us?

Shahd Alshammari could not find role models for disabled Arab women in literature, so she set out to write a book that helped tell her story. She felt a need to correct this gap in literature but she also wanted to see more raw stories about those struggling to fit into societies geared towards the able-bodied.

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A Kuwaiti Professor Makes Disability Awareness Part of Her Teaching

The voices of people with disabilities are too often absent among scholars and researchers, Alshammari told Al-Fanar Media in an interview via Zoom.

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