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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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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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The return of the airship

Could airships be the future for 'green' travel and transport?

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Visualizing the Social Media Universe in 2020

This excellent infographic provides a very good overview of the current social media universe.

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An Excerpt From Fashion Journalist Hafsa Lodi’s Book | Teen Vogue

Hafsa Lodi is an American journalist who has been covering fashion in the Middle East for the past decade. Her debut non-fiction book, Modesty: A Fashion Paradox, published by Neem Tree Press, launched in June 2020 and explores the causes, controversies, and key players of the global modest fashion movement. Here is an exclusive excerpt from her book exploring modest fashion bloggers as “ambassadors” of Islam.

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Booklaunch Magazine Podcast

Is something radical happening in women's fashion? For more than a century, designers sought to reveal the female body, on the basis that women were demanding freedom from the social conventions and prudery that had once kept them hidden and enslaved. But now, stylists are again designing clothes that cover up the body. Is this politics or something else? Hafsa Lodi examines the question in her book Modesty: A Fashion Paradox, available at a discount from www.booklaunch.london/sales.

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Catalca: The Town in Turkey Where They Speak Greek

Prior to the 1923 exchange, Orthodox Greeks and Muslim Turks used to live peacefully together in Catalca. After the exchange, Muslim people from Grevena, Lagadas, Kilkis, Drama and other cities and towns of Macedonia settled in the residential areas of Çatalca, replacing the Greeks who had to abandon their homes.

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13 Remarkable Health Benefits of Getting Outdoors

13 Remarkable Health Benefits of Getting Outdoors | TripOutside.com

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