Houses Behind the Trees, by Mohammed El-Bisatie, Translated by Denys Johnson-Davies. University of Texas Press, 1998.
Political Novel Set in Jerusalem
Ponders Politics, Identities
Damascus Gate by Robert Stone, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1997.
Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism, by Vincent Cornell, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998.
Religious studies arouse our interest by illuminating key moments in our everyday existence. In even the most mundane endeavors – painting a wall, filing paperwork, washing the dishes – we choose between maximizing personal gain (or, at least, minimizing effort) and "doing things right."
Challenging the Masculine War Myth
Women and the War Story by Miriam Cooke, Berkeley: University of California Press Berkeley 1996, 367 pp. $19 paper
LEBANON: FOUR JOURNEYS TO THE PAST, by Roseanne Saad Khalaf, 225 pp. Dar An-Nahar, Beirut: 1998.
Roseanne Khalaf visits the Lebanese past with a personal rather than historical bent, weaving travelogues, autobiography and history into four short stories. From the bleak present and the gloomy depths of the Civil War (1975-90), the author reminisces about the "beauty, magic, mystery," and the "enchantment" of the Lebanon that was.
Ghada Samman's 'Beirut '75'
Unmasks Gender and Class in Post-Colonial Society
"Woman at Point Zero": A Bid for Survival"
Review of Ghada Samman's 'Beirut Nightmares'
Beirut Nightmares, by Ghada Samman, Trans. Nancy N. Roberts. Quartet. 1997. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Interlink.
A Critical Narrative of Hope
UNVEILING TRADITIONS: Postcolonial Islam in a Polycentric World by Anouar Majid, Duke University Press, 2000, 208 pp.
An Odyssey in Syria
THE ROAD FROM DAMASCUS: A Journey Through Syria
By Scott C. Davis Seattle, Cune Press, 2002
Coming to America:
Documenting Early Lebanese Immigrants