Tag: literature

The Most Beautiful Poem Composed into a Song in Arabic Music

That's not my opinion.  That is the opinion of Mohammed Abdel Wahab ... the Musician of the Generations ... one of the most prominent founders of Arabic Music and composers in its modern history, and singers from the 20th century. The song Abdel Wahab was speaking about is Shal (Scarf) ... sung by Fairouz, words ...

GenEd: Kill the Mockingbird, Already!

As a serious study of American racism, Harper Lee’s "Mockingbird" is shallow, misleading, and actually quite dangerous.

Zeyn Joukhadar is a Rising Star in Arab American Literature

Zeyn Joukhadar is the author of the novel The Map of Salt and Stars (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, May 2018), a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI), and a member of American Mensa. His work has appeared in Salon, The Paris Review Daily, The Kenyon Review, The Saturday Evening Post, PANK Magazine, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize ...

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” Beirut, I Love You ” booktrailer for Zena el Khalil

Beirut I Love You is Zena el Khalil’s rollicking yet tender memoir about living in a city that thrives on contrasts and contradictions. This is the story of Zena, a young woman who has fallen under the spell of a city that threatens to engulf her in war, grief and love affairs. In the streets armed militias ...