We’re moving! As Saqi Books settles into our new offices, it will only be possible to purchase eBook editions of our publications directly from us on our website. But watch this space, purchases of print editions will be available again in the next month. In the meantime, you can find our books at www.bookshop.org and at all good bookshops. Thank you for your patience. We look forward to serving you again very soon.


  • 16 February, 2023

    Library level 1, L'Institut du Monde Arabe

    Book presentation – As part of Thursdays at the IMA The publication in June 2022 of This Arab Is Queer: An Anthology by LGBTQ+ Arab Writers , coordinated by Elias Jashan, is now an event. For the first time, 18 Arab authors recount their queer experiences and identities, lived in their countries or in a diaspora situation. It is this […]

  • 25 February, 2023

    Shepherd Neame Old Brewery Store, Faversham

    Joelle Taylor’s C+nto & Othered Poems, winner of the TS Eliot Poetry Prize 2021, explores sexuality and gender. History, magic, rebellion, party and sermon vibrate through the cantos to uncover underground communities forged by women. Poetry that is lyrical, expansive, imagistic, epic and intimate. An award-winning poet, author and playwright Joelle’s poetry is widely anthologised and she is author of […]

  • 2 March, 2023

    The Portobello Bookshop, 46 Portobello High St, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1DA

    The Portobello Bookshop are delighted to be welcoming Leila Aboulela to the bookshop for an event to celebrate her new novel, River Spirit. This historical novel follows seven different characters against the backdrop of 1890s Sudan struggling against British conquest, telling a tale of political corruption, sacrifice and familial ties. This event will take place in the bookshop with an in-person […]

  • 9 March, 2023

    The Downstairs Lounge at the National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place - London

    Lucy Popescu will be in conversation with Sudanese author Leila Aboulela about her new novel River Spirit. To mark International Women’s Week the Authors’ Club is delighted to welcome Sudanese author Leila Aboulela to talk about her latest novel River Spirit (Saqi Books). Aboulela’s work has received critical recognition worldwide for its depiction of the interior lives of Muslim women and her distinctive exploration of […]

  • 16 March, 2023

    University Square Stratford, 1 Salway Road, London E15 1NF

    Professor Gilbert Achcar presents on his upcoming title The New Cold War, in discussion with Professor Gargi Bhattacharyya.

  • 10 March, 2023

    The Yellow, 1 Humphry Repton Lane Wembley Park HA9 0GL

    Join Golden Threads in conversation with highly acclaimed and award-winning author, Leila Aboulela about her new spellbinding novel ‘River Spirit.’ Award-winning author of numerous novels including Bird Summons, The Kindness of Enemies, The Translator – a New York Times book of the year, Minaret, Lyrics Alley and many more, speaks to Golden Threads and An-Nisa Society about her spellbinding new […]

  • 14 March, 2023

    King's Pavilion, University of Aberdeen , King's Pavilion, AB24 3FX

    Book launch for the much awaited sixth novel by  Leila Aboulela, River Spirit Hosted by the University of Aberdeen WORD Centre for Creative Writing, join Honourary Professor of the WORD Centre Leila Aboulela for the Aberdeen Launch of River Spirit, a spellbinding new novel about an embattled young woman in the years leading up to the British conquest of Sudan.  […]