Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema
Edited by Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman
Wayne State University Press, 2014. 282 pp.
Memoirs of a Woman Doctor
By Nawal el-Saadawi
Translated by Catherine Cobham
London: Saqi Books, 2000, 101 pp.
The Last of the Lascars: Yemeni Muslims in Britain 1836-2012
By Mohammad Seddique Seddon
Kube Publishing Ltd, 2014. 328 pp.
Reading Arabia: British Orientalism in the Age of Mass Publication 1880 –1930
By Andrew C. Long
Syracuse University Press, 2014. 264 pp.
Talking Through the Door: An Anthology of Contemporary Middle Eastern American Writing
Edited by Susan Atefat-Peckham
With a Foreword by Lisa SuheirMajaj
Syracuse University Press, 2014, pp. 244
Who’s Afraid of Meryl Streep?
By Rashid al-Daif
Transl. by Paula Haydar and Nadine Sinno
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2014, 112 pages
Only four years after its publication and a drastically changed landscape, reading Deborah Amos’ “Eclipse of the Sunnis, Power, Exile and Upheaval in the Middle East,” will give readers a chilling sense of futility towards the impending signs of violence that politicians either conveniently overlooked or malevolently exaggerated to their advantage. With the American Occupation of Iraq, Amos, an award winning journalist, has set off to record the “the mass departure” of Iraqis to Damascus, Amman and Beirut.