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.
Thou Shalt Not Speak My Language (“Lan Tatakalama Lughati”)
By Abdelfattah Kilito
Syracuse University Press, 2008, 102 pp.
Between Arab and White: Race and Ethnicity in the Early Syrian American Diaspora
By Sarah M. A. Gualtieri
University of California Press, 2009
“Epistole: A Love Story in Letters” recounts the story of Fatima and John, whose college relationship was abruptly severed when John left Lebanon and immigrated to America. Although each married, had children, and went their separate ways, they remained in contact and their love stayed alive through a series of letters, later found and published by Fatima’s son Tariq, who learned upon their death that John was his father.
Hezbollah: A Short History
By Augustus Richard Norton
Princeton University Press, 2007
Conscience of the Nation:
Writers, State, and Society in Modern Egypt
By Richard Jacquemond
Translated by David Tresilian
The American University in Cairo Press, 2008, 355 pp
In/Visible: Contemporary Art by Arab American Artists
Edited by Salwa Mikdadi
The Arab American National Museum, 2005
Etching Our Own Image: Voices from Within the Arab American Art Movement
Edited by Anan Ameri, Holly Arida
By Miriam Cooke
Duke University Press, 2007
I just read Miriam Cooke’s “Dissident Syria” and feel that this work has to be brought to the attention of specialists of Arab and Middle Eastern studies, students of literature and the general public.