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Arab-American and Muslim writers

Rebecca Layton

Arab-American and Muslim writers

by Rebecca Layton

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Published by Chelsea House in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRebecca Layton
SeriesMulticultural voices
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS153.A73 L39 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24492381M
ISBN 109781604133776
LC Control Number2010001365

  DEARBORN – The Arab American National Museum will hold a book signing and story time event to celebrate the release of Michigan author Shayma Mustafa’s book, “Excuse me Ma’am, Excuse Me Sir: I’m Amina, an All-American Girl”, on July 1. Mustafa is a teacher, mother of five children and a self-declared bibliophile. She said t he lack of characters and themes in children’s books. The author discovered an English translation of Battuta’s travel book while living in Saudi Arabia (Rumford, ). It is interesting that this book was published around the time of Septem , and Rumford was concerned about its reception. It is another example of a positive Arab role model for students to learn about through literature.

  The book, titled Delhi Riots The Untold Story, claims that the riots were the result of a conspiracy by Muslim jihadists and so-called . Exploring the works of such best-selling authors as Rabih Alameddine, Mohja Kahf, Laila Halaby, Diana Abu-Jaber, Alicia Erian, and Randa Jarrar, Salaita highlights the development of each author’s writing and how each has influenced Arab American fiction. He examines common themes including the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Lebanese Civil.

  Arab-American poetry is an especially rich, people-involved, passionate literature that has been spawned, at least until recently, in isolation from the American mainstream. This anthology, reflects the current renaissance in the literature of what may be the latest ethnic community to assert s: 2.   A Kid’s Guide to Arab American History: More Than 50 Activities by Yvonne Wakim Dennis. Winner of Arab American Book Award, Children/Young Adult Category Many Americans, educators included, mistakenly believe all Arabs share the same culture, language, and religion, and have only recently begun immigrating to the United States.


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Arab-American and Muslim writers by Rebecca Layton Download PDF EPUB FB2

From Booklist “The descriptive phrase Arab American does not imply a single, unified identity,” reminds Layton in her introduction to this collective biography of American writers of Arab and Muslim : Rebecca Layton.

She is also an active member of Radius of Arab American Writers Inc. Iraqi-Danish author Hawra al-Nadawi’s “Under the Copenhagen Sky” was the only book by a female author named on the long list for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).

was accused of deviating from the tenets of Islam, among other things. The last couple of decades have witnessed a flourishing of Arab-American literature across multiple genres.

Yet, increased interest in this literature is ironically paralleled by a prevalent bias against Arabs and Muslims that portrays their long presence in the US as a recent and unwelcome phenomenon. Honoring 30 Influential Arab American Women for. The Muslim world has often been a bridge between East and West, but many of Islam's crucial innovations are hidden within the folds of history.

In this important book, Bryn Barnard uses short, engaging text and gorgeous full-color artwork to bring Islam's contributions gloriously to life. Arab American Book Award Winners (Books published in ) Winners.

Fiction: This book documents the history of Islam in Detroit, a city that is home to several of the nation’s oldest, most diverse Muslim communities. She has illustrated books for numerous authors and has also written and illustrated several books of her own. The premise of Ayser Salman's memoir is deftly summed up in her book's subtitle: "A mostly comic memoir of a Muslim Arab American woman just trying to fit in." Moving with her family when she was young from Iraq to Ohio, Salman found that American life occasionally placed her in positions that ran contrary to her religious beliefs and cultural.

Both before and after 9/11, Arab American writers have had to balance the desire to be read and recognized for the quality of their work with being hyper-visible spokespeople for their homelands while struggling to live and work amid ongoing hostility toward Arab people.

There is also pressure in terms of how Arab American writers are categorized. As an Arab American author, I’ve found my books placed on lists of Muslim authors, Asian American authors, and South Asian authors.

The most complicated label, however, can be “writer of color” itself, because of the various implications it generates. U Shwe Yoe (a Burmese Muslim named U Ba Ga Lay. He was also a cartoonist, actor, comedian and dancer.) Sikdar Aminul Haq (Bangladeshi) Soheib Bencheikh; Stephen Schwartz; Sultan Bahoo (Sufi writer and poet from Punjab, Pakistan) Sufi Barkat Ali (Punjab, Pakistan) Shereen Malherbe (British/Palestinian).

Get this from a library. Arab-American and Muslim writers. [Rebecca Layton] -- Presents nine Arab-American and Muslim authors, providing a biography of each writer, a summary of their works, and an analysis of their style and major themes.

Muslims and the Making of America by Amir Hussain is another book about Muslims in America, but from a surprisingly different perspective. Hussain highlights the aspects of American popular culture where Muslims have made an indelible mark: music, politics, architecture and sports.

It’s a short read but highly informative. If you read one book: A Very Large Expanse of Sea (), a novel following year-old Shirin, a Muslim girl in the post-9/11 US who endures physical violence and verbal abuse because of her. One of the first works about the Arab-American immigrant experience was a novel, ''The Book of Khalid,'' by Ameen Rihani.

The best known of the mahjars was the poet Kahlil Gibran, who was born. Nye, daughter of a Palestinian Muslim father and an American Christian mother, is one of the most well-known of Arab-American authors: a prolific writer who has earned an avid readership among both Arab-American and mainstream American audiences, children and adults, Nye has managed to bring Arab culture and politics into the U.S.

sphere. Hasan Namir is actually already kind of a gay Muslim literary superstar: his debut novel, God in Pink, won the Lambda Literary award for gay of a big deal. God in Pink is set in Namir’s native Iraq and adds some much needed underrepresented Arab and Muslim perspectives to that book is about where cultural and religious politics.

Arab American Literary Fictions, Cultures, and Politics is the first original book of Arab American literary criticism and offers reflections on the viability of developing an Arab American Studies.

Arab-American women's writing and performance: Orientalism, race and the idea of the Arabian nights / Somaya Sami Sabry. London ; New York: I.B. These recommendations on books by Arab women are based on a personal reading of Arab and Arabic literature, so there are inevitable gaps.

Please do post favorites (or arguments, reframings, rebuttals) in the comments. Translated from the Arabic. Recent books by Arab women.

1) The Queue, by Basma Abdel Aziz, translated by Elisabeth Jaquette (). Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader's Guide Edited by Steven Salaita (Syracuse University Press) Within the spectrum of American literary traditions, Arab American literature is relatively new.

Writing produced by Americans of Arab origin is mainly a product of the twentieth century and only started to flourish in the past thirty years. Why you should read it: This book is a testimony to the possible diversity of Islam in America and was so influential that it gave its name.

Well, this is a famous list, I don't know who did it, according to wikipedia it's the Arab Writers Union, but I'm still doubtful about it. What I noticed is that they picked one title per an author. Some of the best arabic novelists ever, like Naguib Mahfouz, have only one title in a list of The Arab American Book Award was established in to celebrate and support the research of, and the written work of, Arab Americans and their culture.

The Arab American Book Award encourages the publication and excellence of books that preserve and advance the understanding, knowledge, and resources of the Arab American community by celebrating .Arab American Literature: Selected full-text books and articles From Nostalgia to Critique: An Overview of Arab American Literature By Ludescher, Tanyss MELUS, Vol.

31, No. 4.