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.
Leg Over Leg, Volume One & Volume Two
By Ahmad Faris Al-Shidyaq
Edited and translated by Humphrey Davies
New York University Press, 2013, pp. 367, pp. 446.
By Iman Humaydan
Translated by Michelle Hartman
Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated, 2014, pp. 256.
The Moor's Account
By Laila Lalami
Pantheon Books, 2014, pp. 324.
Teaching Arabs, Writing Self, Memoirs of an Arab-American Woman
By Evelyn Shakir
Olive Branch Press. 2014. 170 pp.