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HBKU Press Publishes New Title by Award-Winning Author Lilas Taha

HBKU Press Lilas Taha new book

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) has published award-winning author Lilas Taha’s second book, Lost in Thyme. Taha’s first book with HBKU Press, Bitter Almonds, won the 2017 International Book Award under the Fiction – Multicultural category.

Lost In ThymeDrawing on her own multicultural background and experiences, Taha deftly explores the realities of displacement and identity by examining the cross-generational and cultural histories of Palestinians. The book’s message, woven through an intricate and heartfelt narrative, is that of hope demonstrated by the inextricable link that all Palestinian’s have with their homeland: one that never breaks no matter how much time has passed, or how far a distance had been travelled.

HBKU Press Senior Editor Fakhri Saleh said that books written by Arab authors in English highlight the complexity of the Arab narrative as they showcase the experiences of Arabs outside of the region.

HBKU Press is committed to publishing books like Lilas’s that successfully promote cross-cultural communication and understanding. The reception of Lilas’ first book put the condition of displaced Palestinians at the forefront after winning an international award. With Lost in Thyme, Lilas once again tells a Palestinian story that readers around the world will identify with as she draws on the basic human emotions of hope and love.’

Taha said she has been extremely fortunate to have an enthusiastic team with HBKU Press.

Once the final editing touches were done, their professionalism in carrying out steps to production, from clever cover design, to print and distribution, freed me to turn my attention to new writing projects, knowing my book was in excellent hands.’

Taha is currently working on a sequel to Lost in Thyme tentatively titled Found in Thyme to be published also with HBKU Press.

Lost in Thyme is available in bookstores across Qatar, and online through bookdepository.com and waterstones.com. An eBook version of Lost in Thyme is available also on Kindle.

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