A reading list built on understanding what exactly is going on between Palestine and Israel - without the Pro-Zionist media getting in the way.
Online Middle Eastern culture and lifestyle 'zines
There's more to Arab beauty and fashion than kohl-rimmed eyes and embroidered kaftans. Here are Arab-owned and operated beauty and fashion brands. Most are located in Arab countries but ship internationally.
Indie publishing houses of SWANA literature
Graphic novels are an intriguing way to showcase flavor, culture, history, and humanity. They're typically more digestible in one sitting than novels, and can have alluring artwork that features not just an artist's style, but the culture they represent. Here are some graphic novels that feature Arab culture and created by Arab-x authors and/or illustrators.
Forget Al Jazeera and WATAN, indie Arab journalism and news sites exist. Best part: they're honest and human. Here are some sites I've come across and some I follow.
Here's a list of some of my more recent Arab-x author reads, some of which will become future 2021 YMERC titles.
Ahlan wa sahlan! Thank you for joining in with us in the Year of the Middle Eastern Reading Challenge (YMERC).
500,000 killed. 1.6 million internally displaced. Millions starving, cold, poverty- and war-stricken. The Syrian-American Council and Americans for a Free Syria are pushing for the end to the war. I don't know how the US can provide stability to the region, or if US intervention will lead to another Iraqi situation, where there is barely … Continue reading Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Syrian war
I came across this wonderful LA Times article on what race and identity Arabs are. Are we white? BIPOC? Do we fit into a census box or are we, as a people, as a heritage, as a meaningful group, invisible to the census bureau?