“Evil” Arabs in American Popular Film: Orientalist Fear
By Tim Jon Semmerling
University of Texas Press, 2006
The Open Veins of Jerusalem
Edited by Munir Akash
Jusoor Books, 2005
“The Open Veins of Jerusalem,” a collection of essays, memoirs, poetry and illustrations, depicts, through the eyes of 12 authors, the occupation of Jerusalem and the subsequent Palestinian displacement and loss. The book is meant to challenge “any attempt to stake an exclusive claim on the city by situating any discussion… within a history of several thousand years rather than a few decades.”
Remember Me to Lebanon: Stories of Lebanese Women in America
By Evelyn Shakir
Syracuse University Press, 2007
By Alawiyah Sobh
Dar Al Adab (Beirut), 2006
Teta, Mother and Me
By Jean Said Makdisi
Palestinian Arab Music: A Maqam Tradition in Practice
By Dalia Cohen and Ruth Katz
University of Chicago Press, 2006
Heart of Beirut: Reclaiming the Bourj
By Samir Khalaf
Saqi Books, 2006
The Dark Side of Love
By Rafik Schami
Interlink Books, 2009, 900 pp.
Popular Culture and Political Identity in the Arab Gulf States
Alamoud Alsharekh and Robert Springborg, eds.
SAQI Books in association with London Middle East Institute, SOAS, 2008, 206 pp.
Mediterranean Crossings: The Politics of an Interrupted Modernity
By Iain Chambers
Duke University Press: Durham and London 2008, 192 pp.
In “Mediterranean Crossings: The Politics of an Interrupted Modernity,” Iain Chambers argues that the region is a far more complex, fluid and porous concept than generally understood.