Search Results: "Alia Malek"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A significant, timely contribution to the understanding of the Arab-American story."
A Syrian-American civil-rights lawyer and journalist examines the uneasy relationship that many Arab-Americans maintain with their adopted country. Read full book review >

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THE HOME THAT WAS OUR COUNTRY by Alia Malek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Provocative, richly detailed reading."
A Syrian-American journalist/civil rights lawyer interweaves narratives about her family with the history of modern Syria. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT COUNTER by Alia Yunis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Emotionally rewarding reading that builds to a poignant and thoroughly satisfying climax."
Yunis' book club-ready debut uses The Arabian Nights as a departure point for an immigrant-assimilation story. Read full book review >

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PALESTINE SPEAKS by Mateo Hoke
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A sympathetic view of Palestinians not to be mistaken for objective reporting."
An oral history of life in Gaza and the West Bank, obtained through interviews conducted over a period of nearly four years, lets a diversity of Palestinians speak their minds about their situations. Read full book review >

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NAPHTALENE by Alia Mamdouh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"A pungent, episodic glimpse of childhood in a patriarchal society: sometimes obscure but often intense and lyrical. (Naphtalene is the author's second novel, originally published in 1986 by an Egyptian press. It is also the first by an Iraqi woman to appear in the U.S.)"
A strong-willed girl's life in 1950s Baghdad, depicted by an award-winning Iraqi writer. Read full book review >