Vol. 15, No. 60

Essays & Features

2. Cultural Briefings, The Editors

6. Lebanese Immigrants in Australia: Growing Up in a Culture of Taxi Driving by Christine Eid

8. The Season of Tayeb Salih – Crossing the Boundaries

by Lynne Rogers

10. Kennedy Center Festival Underscores Growing Interest in Arab Literature

by Andrea Shalal-Esa

12. Monkith Saaid: Fingertips Grasping Space

by Shawqi Abd Al-Amir

13. In Memoriam: Suheil Idriss (1925-2008)

by Mahmoud Saeed

14. Abstract Sculpture Cropping Up in Beirut’s Public Spaces by Rima Barakat


16. Sculptor Monkith Saaid Before His Passing by Bandar Abd Al-Hamid

20. Connecting the Dots: An Interview with Ahda Soueif

by Andrea Shalal-Esa


32. “Deportation Nation”: Visual Migrations by D. W. Aossey


23. Films in Brief/ Five Films

Reviewed by Rebecca Joubin

25. “Bloody Cartoons”

Reviewed by Lynne Rogers


Reviewed by Bobby Goulshan

26. “Three Times Divorced”

Reviewed by Simone Stevens

27. “Salt of This Sea”

Reviewed by Salam Mir

28. “Tangier Treehouse”

Reviewed by Lynne Rogers

“Waltz with Bashir”

Reviewed by Brigitte Caland


34. “Dissident Syria” by Miriam Cooke

Reviewed by Etel Adnan

35. “Conscience of the Nation” by Richard Jacquemond

Reviewed by Michael Najjar

36. “Chicago” by Alaa al-Aswany

Reviewed by Susan Muaddi Darraj

37. “The Veil” by Jennifer Heath (ed.)

Reviewed by Simone Stevens

38. “Mahmoud Darwish: Exile’s Poet, Critical Essays” by Hala Khamis Nasser and Najat Rahman (eds.)

Reviewed by Lynne Rogers

39. “Hezbollah: A Short History” by Augustus Richard Norton

Reviewed by Michael Teague

40. “Seasons” by Etel Adnan

Reviewed by Mark Grimes

41. “Building On Desert Tides” by Ronald Hawker

Reviewed by Doris Bittar

42. “Distant Train” by Ibrahim Abdel Megid

Reviewed by Najat Rahman

43. “So What: New and Selected Poems, 1971-2005” by Taha Muhammad Ali

Reviewed by Zaid Shlah

44. “My American Bride” by Elie A. Salem

Reviewed by Sarah A. Rogers

45. “The New Belly Dancer of the Galaxy” by Frances Khirallah Noble

Reviewed by Theri Alyce Pickens

46. “Santa Claus in Baghdad” by Elsa Marston

Reviewed by D. W. Aossey

46. “Another Arabesque” by John Tofik Karam

Reviewed by Pauline Homsi Vinson

47. “Taqsim” by Zaid Shlah

Reviewed by Theri Alyce Pickens

“My Thousand and One Nights: A Novel of Mecca” by Raja Alem and Tom McDonough

Reviewed by Hilary Hesse

48. “Arab On Radar” by Angele Ellis

Reviewed by Zaid Shlah

50. Building the Future While Embracing the Past

Three Reviews by D. W. Aossey

52. “Amorisco” by Khaled Mattawa

Reviewed by Etel Adnan

56. “The Minbar of Saladin” by Lynette Singer (ed.)

Reviewed by Simone Fattal


9. Two Poems by Mahmoud Darwish

22. Three poems by Ghada Samman

38. contributors

52. cover artist