Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Books go search best sellers gift ideas new releases. A graphic history of the making of the modern middle east and arab in america. This is done through analyzing the graphic novel arab in america. And post 911, being an arab in america has become an even more precarious situation.
This arab american book list was put together from a request on twitter for recommendations of muslims american authors. The semiautobiographical book chronicles elrassis experiences in america as an arab immigrant and an american muslim after 911. The eyeopening story of the life of an average arabamerican struggling with his identity in an increasingly hostile nation. Toufic knows his stuff and they stick to your brain during lectures.
Functioning as part autobiography and part history, this novel portrays toufics own personal experiences as an arab growing up in america, along with stories of others who have been affected by antiarab sentiments or policies and an overview of historical background dealing with the relationship between america and arab nations. Ru lift provides critical commentary by roosevelt university faculty, students, and alums about literature for teenagers, more popularly known as young adult literature. In particular, the blog focuses on recently published books that have been nominated for andor earned placement on honorary book lists sponsored by the young adult library services association. Comic book author and illustrator shares thoughts on being muslim. Download pdf arab america free online new books in politics. A true story of growing up in america available on.
He is a college lecturer in history and political science, a writer, and a graphic novelist and commentator on middle eastern affairs. The arab american author uses a graphic novel format to provide a fictional account of his childhood experiences in the united states. The blackandwhite panels initially seem almost unfinished, as if still in rough. He is an instructor in the painting department at the art institute of chicago where he currently teaches comics. He tried to assimilate as a young man, but anti arab sentiments continually pushed him away. Arab american heritage month book picks american writers. Find books like arab in america from the worlds largest community of readers.
Interestingly, he doesnt begin only after the september 11th attacks he goes back to the 80s and 90s, with the israeli attacks on lebanon and the gulf war and discusses how these events have impacted the way arabs are treated in the us. His experiences have not, to put it lightly, been pleasant. A true story of growing up in america available on view my complete profile. Jan 30, 2007 arab in america is an interesting look at what it is like to be arab and muslim in a post911 america. Dec 06, 2008 it seems that often in todays world, the term arab is synonymous with terrorist. The eyeopening story of the life of an average arab american struggling with his identity in an increasingly hostile nation. Comic book author and illustrator shares thoughts on being. If the observations, memories, and pop culture references here werent so obviously recognizable in our post911 western world, you might have read this graphic memoir as a hack comedy. Download pdf arab america free online new books in. See all 6 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Apr 24, 2008 the eyeopening story of the life of an average arab american struggling with his identity in an increasingly hostile nation.
How does it feel to be a problem being young and arab in america. Columbia university libraries online exhibitions arab in. Once i started my list to send, i realized i had enough to separate it out into first a list of authors with connections to arabs in the middle east and north african mena region and their experiences in america. Chicago monitor contributor milos markicevic interviewed toufic elrassi about his 2008 graphic novel arab in america. Capital gallery, suite 7065 600 maryland avenue, sw.
Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlightingnotes. He is the author of arab in america and the the upcoming baghdad burning. The book of unknown americans by cristina henriquez. Smithsonian institution asian pacific american center. I also saw it being sold at copacetic comics and things from another world. Goodreads members who liked arab in america also liked. A series of linked vignettes about everyday racism in post9.
Since the 911 attack, and the continuing wars in iraq and afghanistan, life as an american arab is a daily struggle of identity. Arab in america, therefore, is a perfect addition to american immigrant literature, and an argument can be made that this is what or should bind us all together as americans. Arab american heritage month book picks american writers museum. I took his 120 midterm, couple extra credit assignments, a final paper and thats it. He immigrated to chicago a year later as his family escaped the civil war in. Pen power a graphic novelists personal portrait tackles fear, anger and history by jeffrey a. Read excerpts from the interview below or listen to the full unabridged recorded interview through our soundcloud. Books go search best sellers gift ideas new releases deals. Hassoun outlines the origins, culture, religions, and values of a. Books go search your store deals store gift cards sell help.920 342 763 610 708 191 404 686 526 944 1149 1263 804 1353 1110 585 1322 616 199 341 1075 21 32 570 339 1238 259 456 1206 462 878 1140