Search Results: "Maha Addasi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE NIGHTS OF RAMADAN by Maha Addasi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Illustrated with detailed, luminescent oils, this picture book makes an excellent introduction to this Muslim celebration and a good companion to Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith's Celebrating Ramadan (2001). (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Instead of focusing on Eid, the holiday that concludes Ramadan, this title recounts a Kuwaiti family's celebration of Girgian, a lesser-known tradition observed in many Persian Gulf countries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Professionals and parents can probably pull a few interesting activities and anecdotes from this book, but the individual parts do not add up to a cohesive whole. (resources, bibliography, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Ralph Nader, Khalil Gibran and Danny Thomas: What do they have in common? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME TO PRAY by Maha Addasi
by Maha Addasi, illustrated by Ned Gannon, translated by Nuha Albitar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"It is unusual and therefore praiseworthy to see a bilingual English and Arabic book from a major American publisher, but this bland effort fails. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In an unnamed Middle Eastern country, Yasmin learns about Islamic customs and prayer on a visit to her grandmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT OTHER ME by Maha Gargash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Although the book has fascinating elements, it is ultimately a lackluster family drama with too narrow a focus."
Three members of an established Emirati family clash as modern desires collide with traditional expectations in the mid-1990s. Read full book review >

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UNEXPECTED JOURNEY by Maha Kallas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2014

"A message-driven narrative that encourages women to follow their own paths."
A 19th-century patriarchy cannot stop an independent woman and her granddaughter from determining their futures in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE SAND FISH by Maha Gargash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Gargash's debut has a predictable plotline and cookie-cutter characters, but her setting is original."
A young woman's story opens a window into Dubai on the verge of modernity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2005

"Riveting and important. Even readers who don't think they're interested in Pakistani prostitution will find themselves engrossed."
British sociologist Brown documents the sex-trade in Lahore. Read full book review >