The Tent (Review)

Title: The Tent Author: Miral al-Tahawy Translator: Anthony Calderbank Publication Year: 1998 (originally published in Arabic in 1996) Pages: 140 Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction Source: Borrowed from Amy while in Egypt From the cover: The Tent is a beautifully written, powerful, and disturbing novel, featuring a host of women characters whose lives are subject to […]

Beauty Queens (Review)

Title: Beauty Queens Author/Narrator: Libba Bray Publication Year: 2011 Pages: 400 (audio length: 14 hours 37 minutes) Genre: Fiction Source: Audiobook version purchased from From the cover: The 50 contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their […]

A Thousand Splendid Suns (Review)

The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and That Veil Thing (Review)

Title: The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and That Veil Thing Author: Sumbul Ali-Karamali Publication Year: 2008 Pages: 260 Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Review copy from the publisher From the cover: Since 9/11, stories about Muslims and the Islamic world have flooded headlines, politics, and water-cooler conversations all across the country. And, although Americans […]

Guest Review – The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World

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