memoir

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The Guardian reviews A Rebel in Gaza, discusses writing and politics in Palestine

“A Rebel in Gaza is a love letter to an unloved place […] a sparkling memoir. […] Asmaa al-Ghoul, who was born in the Rafah refugee camp at the southern end of the Strip, writes with clarity and tenderness of [Gaza’s harsh] realities.” Continue reading

Harper’s features chapter from A Rebel in Gaza

The excerpted chapter from A Rebel in Gaza, “The Woman with the Beauty Spot,” is about author Asmaa al-Ghoul’s intriguing encounter with Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Read it online or the November print issue of Harper’s Magazine.  Learn more or buy the book.  

2 new reviews focus on “fiercely independent” author Asmaa al-Ghoul

In a new review on sister-hood, an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage, human rights lawyer Sayeh Hassan praises Asmaa al-Ghoul’s A Rebel in Gaza: “Refreshing and eye-opening […] This memoir was a page turner, and I appreciated Asmaa’s challenging perspective, her outspokenness and her strength. […]  I would recommend this memoir … Continue reading

Glowing Publishers Weekly review for A Rebel in Gaza

Publishers Weekly praises Asmaa al-Ghoul’s new memoir (with co-author Selim Nassib) for scrutinizing the oppressive forces affecting women in Palestinian society: “Debut author Al-Ghoul, a journalist from Rafah, picks apart the paradoxes of being female in Palestine, illustrating in vivid and direct language how Hamas and Fatah, on one hand, and the Israelis, on the other, conspire … Continue reading

Major interview in Washington Jewish Week with author Arkady Polishchuk

“Polishchuk describes much of his life with a chuckle. He says that the book is, in part, meant to convey the absurdity of the Soviet experience.” Continue reading

Kirkus Reviews calls A Rebel in Gaza “fierce and defiant”

In an advance review, Kirkus Reviews commends Palestinian journalist Asmaa al-Ghoul’s new memoir (with co-author Selim Nassib), which relates her experiences growing up and becoming a writer in Gaza: “Fierce and defiant, Al-Ghoul’s book is as much a celebration of Gazan resilience in the face of raging internal and external conflicts as it is of … Continue reading

Publishers Weekly’s interview unwraps significant details in Russian dissident’s story

Publishers Weekly takes an in-depth look at the memoir of Russian Jewish dissident and human rights advocate Arkady Polishchuk in a special interview with Howard Lovy: A true story of Cold War bravery and danger … Polishchuk was an prominent Soviet journalist in the 1960s, yet as a Jew he did not fool himself about … Continue reading

Dancing on Thin Ice is “Proven to Stimulate Thinking”

“The depressing surroundings of Polishchuk’s life might be hard to believe for a Western person—but it is re-counted with such journalistic vision and style that reading the book is both enlightening and entertaining.” Continue reading

Russian dissident Arkady Polishchuk to speak about new book

We’re excited to feature human rights advocate and author of our forthcoming book Dancing on Thin Ice: Travails of a Russian Dissenter (which will be released this July) at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans next month, where he’ll be reppin’ DoppelHouse Press with Publisher and Editor in chief, Carrie Paterson! Polishchuk’s … Continue reading

Forthcoming memoir details human rights abuses in Russia

At the peak of his career an elite Russian journalist ceases to write. … But now his situation is worse than ever. The KGB begins using his magazine as a cover for its agents working abroad. … Continue reading

Doppelhouse Congratulates Fellow Nominees for 2017 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards

Last week we were pleased to announce that The Ghetto Swinger: A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers, by Coco Schumann (with Max Christian Graeff and Michaela Haas; Translated by John Howard; Afterword by Michael H. Kater) was named one of five finalists for the 2017 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence. Today we would like … Continue reading

“Book Bit” with Doc Kirby on The Ghetto Swinger by Coco Schumann

His story is inspiring and profound, yet told with a youthful whimsy. Coco Schumann is the very best jazz guitarist you need to know. Listen to this broadcast again on October 15, 2016! Continue reading

Israel National News reviews The Ghetto Swinger

Look for this unusual book. Continue reading

“Reading for Sanity” reviews Coco Schumann’s memoir The Ghetto Swinger

An interesting and enlightening read. … I felt like I was listening to the gregarious great-uncle with stories almost too good to be true, other than the fact that they really are. Continue reading

The Ghetto Swinger reviewed in BLVD

“Why should you read this book? It not only gives a new perspective on World War Two, but provides a closer look at the the jazz scene of the twentieth century as well. Schumann grasps your interest and lets you witness his beautiful, humorous and shocking experiences from up close.” Continue reading

Coco Schumann feature in Finnish!

The book, written with Max Christian Graeff and Michaela Haas, is a spirited and colorful story about the art of humor, as well as the power of hope in circumstances where there is no hope. Even in the Auschwitz death camp music gave Schumann hope, and he gave it to others in the message of his music. Continue reading

Interview with Coco Schumann’s coauthor Michaela Haas

Coco Schumann’s fascinating story has compelled many radio producers around the country and in Canada to feature interviews with Michaela Haas, Schumann’s coauthor, who has known him for over 20 years. Many thanks to “The Voice” in Charleston for sharing their audio file with us to share with you! Continue reading

The Ghetto Swinger – forthcoming from DoppelHouse Press

During the 1936 Olympics, as Nazi Germany was preparing its image of triumphalism for the world stage, the young Jewish musical prodigy Coco Schumann heard swing music for the first time. He was hooked. Little did he know then that this music would save his life…. Continue reading

Coco Schumann wins 2015 Ehrenpreise from German Record Critics

We are thrilled to announce that our author, the legendary jazz musician and memoirist Coco Schumann, has won the prestigious Ehrenpreise, a lifetime achievement award from the German Record Critics Award Association. Continue reading

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