Our Book of the Month for July is Impostures, by al-Ḥarīrī, translated by Michael Cooperson.
One of the Wall Street Journal’s Top 10 Books of the Year, Impostures follows the roguish Abū Zayd al-Sarūjī in his adventures around the medieval Middle East—we encounter him impersonating a preacher, pretending to be blind, and lying to a judge. This is a very unique English translation of the 12th-century Maqamat al-Hariri. You can learn more about the book from the publisher’s website.
It is available for our readers based in the United States and Canada who sign up to our Patreon page at either the $45 (US) or $65 (US) tier between now and the end of July. Then we will send your shipping information to the publisher who will send you the book.
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