Middle Eastern-English Book Presses
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Spotlight on Arabs in the Arts: Deena Mohamed, comic artist
This month's spotlight is on Deena Mohamed, comic artist, illustrator, and designer.
Syrian Songs, Proverbs, and Stories, 1902
I could almost hear my father or grandmother telling me these sorts of stories woven from oral tradition.
Online Middle Eastern culture and lifestyle ‘zines
Online Middle Eastern culture and lifestyle 'zines
The Kiwi and the Caveman: Married to a Bedouin
What was most interesting was how Marguerite settled into her life as the wife of an Arab. She learned Arabic, respected the customs, and settled in living in the wadi, or valley, including using donkeys, selling items to tourists, and climbing up the jabal, or mountain.
The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor
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.
A Woman is No Man
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.
The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984: A Graphic Memoir
A wonderful read! I felt like I was listening to my baba's stories from his childhood in Syria...
Middle Eastern Graphic Novels
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.
Indie Arab Journalism and News Sites (in multiple languages)
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.