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.


  • 27 May, 2023

    Books on the Rise, 80 Hill Rise Richmond TW10 6UB

    Join Books on the Rise for an evening celebrating the paperback launch of Discretion, the award winning novel by Faïza Guène. To close Feminist Book Fortnight, join us at Books on the Rise to celebrate the paperback release of Discretion, the award-winning novel by Faïza Guène. Best Summer Books of 2022 – Fiction in Translation – Financial Times ‘One of […]

  • 28 May, 2023

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3NY

    With the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, warnings about a ‘new Cold War’ proliferated. Gilbert Achcar in his new book The New Cold War argues it has been ongoing since the turn of the century. Racing to solidify its position in the 1990s as the last remaining superpower, the US alienated Russia and China, pushing them closer and rebooting the ‘old’ […]

  • 24 June, 2023

    The Chamber, City Hall, Centernary Square, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1HY

    Discover how Western powers shaped the political and social landscape of the modern Middle East and the impact this has had on the Muslim world. Afshin Shahi, associate professor in Middle East Politics and International Relations at Keele University, and Gardner Thompson, author of Legacy of Empire, discuss the factors that led to the Ottoman Empire’s collapse and how Western countries, […]

  • 25 June, 2023

    The Dye House Dance Studio, Bradford College, Lister Building, Carlton Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DD

    What does it mean to be a feminist right now? And how has social media, along with modern feminist movements such as the Everyday Sexism Project and #MeToo, shaped people’s perceptions? Feminism has come a long way over the past century, yet the struggle for gender equity continues today with the legacy of England’s Lionesses countered by the global infringement […]

  • 25 June, 2023

    The Dye House Dance Studio, Bradford College, Lister Building, Carlton Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DD

    Step into the complex world of Sudan with our panel discussion on the country’s troubled history and the legacy of the Mahdi – the prophesied redeemer of Islam who would lead a new Islamic world order. Sudan endured years of military rule, humanitarian crises and political upheaval. In the late 19th century, a Sudanese sheikh named Muhammad Ahmad, declared himself […]

  • 1 July, 2023

    The Banqueting Hall, City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1HY

    The recent protests in Iran have attracted global attention but they aren’t just about the hijab and the right to choose. In this thought-provoking panel discussion, our speakers will explain why the wave of protests in Iran are also a result of the broader desire for democracy, civil liberties, and freedom for minority groups such as the Baloch, Sunnis, and Kurds. The protests […]