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"...Syrian-American hip-hop artist and poet, Omar Offendum, will be the MC. He will be joined by award-winning artist and writer, Molly Crabapple as she creates art based on the music and stories we hear, Abboud Kayyali with a special performance on the oud, as well as CNN's Hala Gorani, as she interviews Karam House students about their experiences, dreams, and aspirations."
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Ahlan wa sahlan! Thank you for joining in with us in the Year of the Middle Eastern Reading Challenge (YMERC).
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...
Ahlan wa sahlan! Thank you for joining in with us in the Year of the Middle Eastern Reading Challenge (YMERC). As promised, I will begin each month with: A book or two by a Middle Eastern authorA graphic novel by a Middle Eastern author and/or Middle Eastern illustratorA new Arabic song to listen to throughout … Continue reading #YMERC2020 April Part 1
"We’re all living in one big cage...The cage is open, but nobody leaves…We all have to leave the cage together."