The Taqwacores (Review)

Title: The Taqwacores Author: Michael Muhammad Knight Publication Year: 2004 Pages: 254 Genre: Fiction Source: Purchased from a bookstore in Beirut From the cover: Yusef is living in Buffalo, New York with a group of Muslim punks. A pot-smoking mohawked Sufi called Jehangir plays the rooftop call to prayer on his electric guitar, while debates […]

Alif the Unseen (Review)

Title: Alif the Unseen Author: G. Willow Wilson Publication Year: 2012 Pages: 448 Genre: Fiction Source: Purchased from Kinokuniya From the cover: He calls himself Ali – few people know his real name – a young man born in a Middle Eastern city that straddles the ancient and modern worlds. When Alif meets the aristocratic […]

Diwan Baladna: Arab Culture from an Arab’s Perspective (Review)

Title: Diwan Baladna: Arab Culture from an Arab’s Perspective Author: Ahmad Kamal Azban Publication Year: 2010 Pages: 147 Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Received as a gift from Zaid, purchased in the Amman airport From the cover: Everything you need to get inside Arab culture you will find in this book. All essential cultural subjects from the […]

The Bite of the Mango (Review)

Title: The Bite of the Mango Authors: Mariatu Kamara (with Susan McClelland) Narrator: Jessica Almasy Publication Year: 2008 Pages: 216 (audio length: 6 hours 35 minutes) Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by […]

Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land (Review)

Title: Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land Author: David K. Shipler Narrator: Robert Blumenfeld Publication Year: 1987 Pages: 608 (audio length: 28 hours 1 minute) Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: The Jew, according to the Arab stereotype, is a brutal, violent coward; the Arab, to the […]

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