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Etel Adnan
Etel Adnan

Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist.

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April 24th, 2014


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From Egypt, Amr Diab sings "Habibi ya nor el Ayn"

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The Arabic instrument known as the “qanun” is a 72 string trapezoidal instrument and generally plays the melody or supports the voice of other melodic instruments in the Arab ensemble.


 




The Dream and Then the Nightmare: The Syrians Who Boarded the Titanic





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The Dream and Then the Nightmare is the first book in English that tells the story of the Arabic-speaking passengers who were on board the Titanic at the time of the disaster based on reports from the Arabic
newspapers of 1912 and interviews with deceased passengers' families as well as the survivors.

Illustrated with photographs and list of passengers.

Leila Salloum Elias is the granddaughter of Syrian immigrants to Canada. She was born in Toronto, Canada and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Middle East and Islamic Studies from the University of Toronto. She currently teaches at Penn State University and at Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania. She is also co-author of three upcoming books dealing with medieval Arab cuisine. She currently resides in the United States.

The Dream and then the Nightmare: The Syrians who Boarded the Titanic - The Story of the Arabic Speaking Passengers, is now available at:

Dahesh Heritage Fine Books
1775 Broadway
Sutie 533
New York, NY 10019
(800) 799-6375
daheshbooks@aol.com






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