Welcome to Cune Press

Welcome to Cune Press, a small, independent publisher located in Seattle, Washington. We take great pride in developing and publishing works from authors of varied backgrounds on a variety of subjects, with most focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. Browse through categories such a Syria Crossroads, Bridge Between Cultures, and Women Engage the World to find your next great read.

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Old Enough to Know

$16.00

Being the new kid is always hard, but try starting the year with a name like Mohammed Omar Mohammed Abu Srour, with a homemade lunch of humus and za’atar. On top of that, on the very first day of school, a kid tells his older hijab-wearing sister to “go back where you came from.” Mohammed and his sister love their grandmother, but she thinks her stories about life in Palestine will help them with their problems. What does Grandmother’s ancient history have to do with classroom bullies? She  never learned to read and Mohammed can’t even find Palestine on a map. Feels like fourth grade’s going to last forever.

Coming in December 2023

Arab Boy Delivered

$22.00

As Michael maneuvers through his working-class neighborhood delivering groceries, he enters the homes and lives of his customers. He’s confronted by the school yard and street corner violence of local thugs. With the 1967 Arab Israeli War fresh in public memory, he passes for Greek or Italian and never summons the courage to explain, exactly, who he is or where his parents came from. Michael struggles to figure out who this dutiful son of an immigrant family is becoming in a rapidly emerging modern world, epitomized by the big, brash, obnoxious city on the other side of the East River.

Shahrazad’s Gift

$16.00

Shahrazad’s Gift is a collection of linked short stories, set in an apartment building in contemporary Cairo, with a melange of flamboyant, unlikely characters, Egyptian and expatriate, who seem to have stepped out of A Thousand and One Nights.

“Gretchen McCullough’s latest book captures the magic and absurdity of the city and its people with a humour few local writers have managed to achieve” —Egypt Today

Release Date: February 6, 2024

 

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