Vol. 16, No. 62

Essays & Features

3. I MOURN MY WIFE AND FRIEND, SAMIRA CHALALA

By Elie Chalala

6.REMEMBERING MICHAEL SULEIMAN AND EVELYN SHAKIR

By Lisa Suhair Majaj

8. THE NEW CHRISTIAN QUESTION

By Michael Teague

10. CLEARING THE PATH TO A MAINSTREAM ARAB-AMERICAN LITERATURE

By Andrea Shalal-Esa

12. THE VEILING OF THE CITY

By Muhammad Ali Al-Attasi

17. SYRIA: OPEN SESAME?

By Michael Teague

18. SADIQ JALAL AL-AZM’S ‘THE CRITIQUE OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT’

By Elie Chalala & Michael Teague

 

Interviews

21. IRAQI ACTOR JAWAD SHUKRAJI ON CHILDHOOD, WORKING UNDER SADDAM AND RECENT TV SERIES

Interviewed by Rebecca Joubin

 

Films

24. GARBAGE DREAMS

Directed by Mai Iskander

Reviewed by Lynne Rogers

24. OCCUPATION 101

Directed by Sufyan Omesh and Abdallah Omesh

Reviewed by Lynne Rogers

24. FIXER: THE TAKING OF AJMAL NAQSHBANDI

Directed by Ian Olds

Reviewed by Lynne Rogers

25. UNVEILED VIEWS

Directed by Alba Sotorra

Reviewed by Lynne Rogers

25. This way up

Directed by Georgi Lazarevski

Reviewed by Lynne Rogers

26. THE KORAN

Directed by Bruno Ulmer

Reviewed by Rebecca Joubin

26. MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK

Directed by Severine Labat

Reviewed by Rebecca Joubin

 

Books

27. GIBRAN, RIHANI AND NAIMY: EAST-WEST INTERACTIONS IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY ARAB LITERATURE

By Aida Imangulieva

Reviewed by Michael Najjar

28. SYRIA: BALLOTS OR BULLETS

By Carsten Wieland

Reviewed by Hilary Hesse

29. THE MAN FROM BASHMOUR

By Salwa Bakr

Reviewed by Rebecca Joubin

30. WE LOOK LIKE THE ENEMY: THE HIDDEN STORY OF ISRAEL’S JEWS FROM ARAB LANDS

By Rachel Shabi

Reviewed by Michael Teague

31. GEOGRAPHIES OF LIGHT

By Lisa Suheir Majaj

Reviewed by Carol Fada-Conrey

32. CITY OF ORANGES: AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF ARABS AND JEWS IN JAFFA

By Adam LeBor

Reviewed by Susan Muaddi Darraj

32. BAGHDAD, MON AMOUR: A JOURNEY OF EXILE AND RETURN

By Salah Al-Hamdani

Reviewed by Michael Teague

36. LOCAL CONTEXTS OF ISLAMISM IN POPULAR MEDIA

By Lila Abu-Lughod

Reviewed by Hilary Hesse

36. THE NIGHT COUNTER

By Alia Yunis

Reviewed by Theri Alyce Pickens

37. THE RISING OF THE ASHES

By Tahar Ben Jelloun

Reviewed by Mark Grimes

38. A COUNTRY CALLED AMREEKA: ARAB ROOTS, AMERICAN STORIES

By Alia Malek

Reviewed by Michael Najjar

38. ART AND POLITICS/POLITICS AND ART

By D.H. Melhem

Reviewed by Lynne Rogers

40. LA CONFESSION NEGATIVE

By Richard Millet

Reviewed by Michael Teague

41. ARAB VOICES IN DIASPORA: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ANGLOPHONE ARAB LITERATURE

By Layla Al-Maleh

Reviewed by Theri Alyce Pickens 42. ARAB WOMEN IN LOVE AND WAR: FLEETING ETERNITIES

By Ghada Samman

Reviewed by Mark Grimes

45. A CHILD IN JERUSALEM

By Felicity Ashbee

Reviewed by Rebecca Joubin

52. ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE ARAB WORLD AND IRAN

By Saeb Eigner

Reviewed by D.W. Aossey

FROM AL JADID’S BOOKSHELF BY LYNNE ROGERS

46. IN THE OLIVE GROVE, A PALESTINIAN STORY

By Deborah Rohan

46. MEMORIES IN TRANSLATION: A LIFE BETWEEN THE LINES OF ARABIC LITERATURE

By Denys Johnson-Davies

46. FOLKTALES FROM SYRIA

Collection by Samir Tahhan

46. FROM THE LAND OF SHEBA, YEMENI FOLK TALES

Retold by Carolyn Han

47. THE TREE AND OTHER STORIES

By Abdallah Al-Nasser

47. MUNTAHA

By Hala El Badry

47. DARK HOPE: WORKING FOR PEACE IN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE

By David Shulman

47. ABSENT

By Betool Khedairi

48. UNDERSTANDING THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT: A PRIMER

By Phyllis Bennis

48. MODERN ARABIC SHORT STORIES, A BILINGUAL READER

Edited by Ronal Husni and Daniel L. Newman

48. THE END OF SPRING

By Sahar Khalifeh

48. HEADS RIPE FOR PLUCKING

By Mahmoud Al-Wardani

49. FORTUNE TOLD IN BLOOD

By Davud Ghaffarzadegan

49. SALVATION ARMY

By Abdellah Taïa

49. THIEVES IN RETIREMENT

By Hamadi Abu Golayyel

 

Exhibitions

 

50. FIRST EXHIBITION OF LEBANESE ART IN WASHINGTON D.C.

By Brigitte Caland

Poems

44. Contributors

4. Cover artist

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