The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor is the love story to Syria and her people, to her complex and rich history, her poignant present, and her hopeful future.
The book traces back the history of Arab immigration to São Paulo. An Arab culture aficionada, Colli had a stint living in the Brás neighborhood of the city, where she found out about the history of Hospedaria do Brás, a public lodge which welcomes immigrants from multiple nationalities, including Syrian and Lebanese.
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The Morning they Came for Us is one of those books you don't read, but experience. If you're human, you will feel, and you will feel deeply. I recommend setting aside time to both read and take breaks to reflect while reading, especially with the descriptions of torture and violence.
This story hit me hard. I expected it to be good, but it was so much more than that. It was...a beautiful piece of literature that outlines the life of a Palestinian girl, Deya, age 18, being forced into an arranged marriage.
A wonderful read! I felt like I was listening to my baba's stories from his childhood in Syria...
Labeled as “too short” or “not Arab enough,” Hussain said that the collection went beyond what was on the page, inspiring readers to explore what was unsaid and unwritten.
...to celebrate the books that are published and that are MidEast-inspired, I’m crowning 2020 the Year of the Middle East Reading Challenge (YMERC).
Ahlan wa sahlan! Thank you for joining in with us in the Year of the Middle Eastern Reading Challenge (YMERC).
"We’re all living in one big cage...The cage is open, but nobody leaves…We all have to leave the cage together."