Everything you need to know about #YMERC2021

...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).

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

Last Minute + Free Tickets

"...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."