Category: General Interest

Book Provides First-Hand Account of Women’s Lives inside the al-Zaatari Refugee Camp

Waed Athamneh, whose previous book Modern Arabic Poetry was published by University of Notre Dame Press in 2017, returns with a new volume, co-authored with Muhammad Masud, titled Defiance in Exile: Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan. In 2015, Athamneh and Musad began collecting the testimonies of Syrian refugee women living in the al-Zaatari Camp in northern Jordan—the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world, home to […]

Enter our Giveaway for a Chance to Win a Set of Books 1, 2, and 3 of “March 1917”

The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to bring Nobel prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s magnum opus to an English-speaking audience for the first time. One of the masterpieces of world literature, The Red Wheel is Solzhenitsyn’s multivolume epic work about the Russian Revolution told in the form of a historical novel.  In celebration of the publication of March […]

An Excerpt from “Defiance in Exile” by Waed Athamneh with Muhammad Masud

The al-Zaatari Camp in northern Jordan is the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world, home to 80,000 inhabitants. While al-Zaatari has been described by the Western media as an ideal refugee camp, the Syrian women living within its confines offer a very different account of their daily reality. Defiance in Exile: Syrian Refugee Women in […]

Discover Five New in Paperbacks in Our Fall 2021 Catalog

This Fall 2021, we are bringing five Notre Dame Press favorites out in paperback! Ranging from philosophy to political science to memoir, we are thrilled to see our books in a new, softer format. Do you have these titles on your shelf? Between Two Millstones, Book 1: Sketches of Exile, 1974–1978by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Between Two […]

An Excerpt from “Gay, Catholic, and American” by Greg Bourke

In this compelling and deeply affecting memoir, Greg Bourke recounts growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, and living as a gay Catholic. Gay, Catholic, and American describes Bourke’s early struggles for acceptance as an out gay man living in the South during the 1980s and ’90s, his unplanned transformation into an outspoken gay rights activist after […]

Books Honoring African-American Activists are Important Reads for Juneteenth National Holiday

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States and celebrates African-American freedom. On June 19, 1865, Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with federal troops to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. General Granger’s announcement put into effect […]

Book by LGBTQ+ Rights Activist Greg Bourke Announced During Gay Pride Month

In September, the University of Notre Dame Press will publish Gay, Catholic, and American: My Legal Battle for Marriage Equality and Inclusion by University of Notre Dame alumnus Greg Bourke (ND MA ’82). In this compelling memoir, Bourke tells the inspiring story of how his family struggled to overcome antigay discrimination. He became an outspoken gay rights activist after […]