#YMERC2020 November

Ahlan wa sahlan! Thank you for joining in with us in the Year of the Middle Eastern Reading Challenge (YMERC).

3 Arab (English-translated) Halloween Reads

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright  The book features a living corpse, stitched together of different blown-up body parts and made into a what’s-its-name that claims to be on a “grand mission in order to punish, with the help of God and Heaven, all criminals and eventually do justice on Earth.” From the rubble-strewn streets … Continue reading 3 Arab (English-translated) Halloween Reads


Originally published on BookRiot M. Lynx Qualey Sep 29, 2020 At the end of August, the winners of the 2020 Arab American Book Awards were announced. The prize, sponsored by the Arab American National Museum (AANM), is now in its 14th year. For the first time in the prize’s history, a graphic memoir was among the winners. Filipino Egyptian … Continue reading ARAB AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS SHOWCASE INCREASING “VARIETY AND DIVERSITY”