Title: Anarchism in Arabic
Date: 1996
Source: Retrieved on 7th December 2021 from struggle.ws
Notes: Published in Workers Solidarity No. 48 — Summer 1996.

Over one hundred million people in the world speak Arabic, or languages closely related to Arabic. Though most live in and around the Middle-East and North Africa, a large number also live in Europe, America and Asia. Very few, at present, have access, in their own language, to any of the major anarchist texts that are currently in print.

Until recently Daniel Guerin’s book, Anarchism, was one of these books. Written in 1965 by the well known French anarchist, it remains one of the best and most comprehensive introductions to anarchist ideas. Now this book has been translated and published in Arabic — a major achievement.

Those who have worked on the translation and the publication of this first Arabic edition of Anarchism, are in the Lebanon. They have minimal resources. Their efforts have already been assisted by a number of anarchist organisations in Europe, including the WSM. Now word has reached us that funds are too low to allow for widespread distribution of the new Arabic edition. This is why we are appealing to you to send any funds (no contribution is too small) to help with this project.

All moneys received will be forwarded to our Lebanese comrades to help with the distribution of this important publication.