• Glafkos Clerides

    Niyazi Kizilyurek

    An intellectual journey in the modern political history of Cyprus.

  • Nostos

    Maath al-Alousi

    Despite the layer of a sweet sadness that is suspended over it, the city does not sleep at night...

  • Threads of Identity

    Widad Kamel Kawar

    A record of 50 years Kawar spent researching, collecting and preserving part of the Palestinian heritage.

  • Rue du Mexique

    Suhail Bulos

    From tales of surreptitious teenage romances in Jerusalem, to day-long curfews during the Lebanese civil war and a renegade rooster in Beirut.

  • Lovesong

    Afaf Zurayk

    An exquisite celebration of one of the deepest and strongest of human emotions.

  • To Palestine with Love

    Najwa Kawar Farah

    Najwa Kawar Farah relates emotions of love and longing in this moving collection of poetry and paintings.

  • Palestinian Embroidery Motifs

    Margarita Skinner

    The tradition of embroidery is one of the great art forms of village life in Palestine.

  • Vanished

    Ahmed Masoud

    A fictional story set against the political unrest in Palestine, following a young boy trying to find his father.

  • Jerusalemites

    Dr Hazem Zaki Nusseibeh

    As a senior politician and diplomat, the lure of Jerusalem, the city of his birth, remained strong.


The Rimal Family

Since 1993, Rimal Publications has come to be recognized for publishing unique and bold books that aim to build bridges between cultures.

Nora Shawwa


Publisher Nora Shawwa is a veteran in the communications world for over 30 years and held a number of senior positions in international publishing companies. She founded Rimal Publications in 1993. During the course of her career she launched several highly successful projects and has worked with renowned identities, authors and artists.


Fadia Shawwa

Managing Director

Fadia spearheads the company's activities, products and projects as Managing Director. She also overseas the Editorial and Reviews Units, collaborating with editors, contributors and media outlets. She attained her Masters degree in Middle East Politics from SOAS in London, and has worked with editorial teams at renowned publications such as Middle East international and The Daily Star.


Gerald Butt

Advising Editor

Award-winning BBC correspondent and analyst for a range of radio, television and print outlets, Gerald Butt has spent nearly 40 years covering the MENA region. He is the author of several books on the Middle East.


Falak Shawwa

Marketing & Sales

Overseeing book sales and distribution relationships, Falak Shawwa also manages our exhibitions and events. Recognized for her photography and projects that support charities and NGO’s, Falak's work has been exhibited in the Middle East, Europe and Canada. She also handles all project photography for Rimal. 


Ali Shawwa

Creative Consultant

With a background in Environmental Design and Urban Planning, Ali Shawwa has accumulated years of versatile experience in marketing, publishing and art/creative consulting. As creative consultant he leads the conceptual development, marketing and production. 


Mayda Freije Makdessi

Design Associate

An art director, graphic designer, illustrator and writer of children's books, Mayda received a Master of Science degree in Communication from Pratt Institute in New York. Mayda currently teaches various courses at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the American University of Science & Technology (AUST). Read more...




Chara Adamidou

Design Associate

Chara Adamidou works in the fields of illustration, graphic design and book publishing. She is the co-founder of Bomba Design and has a BA in Illustration and Animation, Kingston University and Diploma in Screenprinting, LCC.


Wissam Itani

Design Associate

With nearly two decades of experience in graphic design and production in one of the leading design agencies in Kuwait, Wissam Itani is the founder of WE Design offering a full range of advertising, illustration and graphic design services.

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