Middle East Reading Challenge (2010-2011)

July 20, 2010

Middle East Reading Challenge

This challenge runs from August 1, 2010 – July 31, 2011.

  1. Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong (August 11, 2010)
  2. Reflections on Islam: Ideas, Opinions, Arguments by George Jonas (August 12, 2010)
  3. Red, White, and Muslim: My Story of Belief by Asma Gull Hasan (August 13, 2010)
  4. Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea (August 15, 2010)
  5. Where the Streets Had A Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah (July 21, 2010)
  6. Khomeini’s Ghost: The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam by Con Coughlin (August 18, 2010)
  7. Palestine by Joe Sacco (August 19, 2010)
  8. Belonging and Banishment: Being Muslim in Canada edited by Natasha Bakht (August 21, 2010)
  9. The Sheikh’s Batmobile: In Pursuit of American Pop Culture in the Muslim World by Richard Poplak (August 22, 2010)
  10. Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah (August 24, 2010)
  11. Islam 101: Principles and Practice by Arshad Khan (August 25, 2010)
  12. Visibly Muslim: Fashion, Politics, Faith by Emma Tarlo (August 27, 2010)
  13. The Butterfly Mosque: A Young Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson (August 28, 2010)
  14. The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany (August 29, 2010)
  15. Murder in the Name of Honor: When A Life is Worth Less Than Honor by Rana Husseini (August 31, 2010)
  16. The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran by Hooman Majd (September 3, 2010)
  17. Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World by Edward Said (September 4, 2010)
  18. Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak edited by Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur (September 6, 2010)
  19. “Believing Women” in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an by Asma Barlas (September 10, 2010)
  20. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi (October 17, 2010)
  21. Chicken With Plums by Marjane Satrapi (October 19, 2010)
  22. The Book of Trees by Leanne Lieberman (November 5, 2010)
  23. After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed by Marina Nemat (November 19, 2010)
  24. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui (January 13, 2011)
  25. Loom by Thérèse Soukar Chehade (April 9, 2011)
  26. Some Dream for Fools by Faïza Guène (April 9, 2011)
  27. Heart of Deception by M. L. Malcolm (April 20, 2011)
  28. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (April 21, 2011)
  29. How to Read the Qur’an by Mona Siddiqui (June 16, 2011)
  30. Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam by Asra Q. Nomani (June 17, 2011)
  31. Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner (June 21, 2011)
  32. Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West by Benazir Bhutto (June 26, 2011)
  33. Being Muslim: A Groundwork Guide by Haroon Siddiqui (June 27, 2011)
  34. I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim edited by Maria M. Ebrahimji & Zahra T. Suratwala (June 29, 2011)
  35. Finding Nouf by Zoë Ferraris (July 2, 2011)
  36. The Translator by Leila Aboulela (July 11, 2011)
  37. Sweet Dates in Basra by Jessica Jiji (July 15, 2011)
  38. The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam (July 18, 2011)
  39. City of Veils by Zoë Ferraris (July 21, 2011)
  40. Wandering Lonely in a Crowd: Reflections on the Muslim Condition in the West by S. M. Atif Imtiaz (July 23, 2011)
  41. The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing by Darina Al-Joundi with Mohamed Kacimi (July 24, 2011)
  42. Stranger to History: A Son’s Journey Through Islamic Lands by Aatish Taseer (July 25, 2011)

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