Founded in 2009, BEBA Editions is a small but brave publishing house based in Cairo, Egypt. BEBA is the acronym of the Arabic name Baad el Bahr, meaning ‘beyond the sea’. The name itself suggests our mission of introducing to the Egyptian audience contemporary Italian authors in an attractive tiny format book with covers designed by contemporary Arab artists.
Our flagship is the collection of short stories SEHAM (Arabic for ‘arrows’). The title hints at the capacity of the texts to penetrate with intelligence and courage both the tackled issues and the mind of the reader, where an unforgettable mark is left.