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.
From Empire to Empire
By Abigail Jacobson
Syracuse University Press, 2011
Tree of Pearls, Queen of Egypt
By Jurji Zaydan
By Miriam Cooke
University of California Press, 2014