Lists and Suggestions

List: Arab American Voices

Abulhawa, Susan, author.

"From the internationally bestselling author of the "terrifically affecting" (The Ph...

Rum, Etaf, author.

Three generations of Palestinian-American women in contemporary Brooklyn are torn by individual des...

Mustafah, Sahar, author.

"A Palestinian American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-fa...

Arafat, Zaina, author.

"On a hot day in Bethlehem, a twelve-year-old Palestinian-American girl is yelled at by a grou...

Alyan, Hala, 1986- author.

"From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut novel about a Palestinian family caught between p...

Joukhadar, Zeyn, author.

"From the author of the acclaimed and award-winning debut The Map of Salt and Stars, a remarka...

Kahf, Mohja, 1967-

Growing up devoutly Muslim in her 1970s Indiana community, Syrian immigrant Najla Shamy and her sib...

Quotah, Eman, author.

"During a snowy Cleveland February, newlyweds Muneer and Saeedah are starting their lives in A...

Mahmoud, Lena, author.

Isra Shadi, a twenty-one-year-old woman of mixed Palestinian and white descent, lives in California...

Joukhadar, Zeyn, author.

"This 'beguiling' (Seattle Times) and stunning novel begins in the summer of 2011. N...

Alameddine, Rabih.

"Aaliya Sohbi lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless,...

Hassib, Rajia, author.

"A powerful novel about two Egyptian sisters--their divergent fates and the secrets of one fam...

Matar, Hisham, 1970-

Born into exile, eleven-year-old Nuri, the son of worldly parents who fled the revolution in their ...

Abu-Jaber, Diana.

Never married, living with an Iraqi-immigrant uncle and devoted dog, and working as a chef in a Leb...

Erian, Alicia.

Sent to live with her strict Lebanese father in Texas upon the outbreak of the Gulf War, Arab-Ameri...

Blatty, William Peter.

A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cur...

Ahmed, Saladin.

Three superheroes in the Crescent Moon Kingdoms bound together by a series of magical murders must ...

Lalami, Laila, 1968- author.

"From the Pulitzer Prize finalist, author of The Moor's Account--a timely and powerful ne...

Dimechkie, Karim, author.

"At the center of this offbeat, big-hearted, and often dark world are a [Lebanese-American] so...

Serageldin, Samia.

A passionate tale, woven from personal stories of heroic betrayal and love, The Naqib's Daught...

Simpson, Mona.

"From the acclaimed and award-winning author of Anywhere But Here and My Hollywood, a powerful...

Ahmed, Saladin, author.

While investigating police brutality and corruption in 1970s Detroit, journalist Elena Abbott uncov...