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Author Archives: Udochi Esomonu

Arab Immigrant Integration In America

By: Udochi Esomonu/ Arab America Contributing Writer  America is a nation founded on the principle of welcoming diversity, of welcoming individuals from all walks of life, cultures, ethnicities, religions, creeds, and backgrounds. America is a nation that masks in the beauty of immigration; it celebrates the various stories of people who have bravely retreated from … Continued

10 Irresistible Qualities of Arab Women

By: Udochi Esomonu/ Arab America Contributing Writer  When it comes to discussing Arab women, there is much to be said. Their tenacious, innovative, and groundbreaking nature is one of greatness. All around the world Arab women are working in a variety of spheres and are pushing forward to create a world in which they desire … Continued

What If Americans Lived Like The People in Occupied Gaza?

By: Udochi Esomonu/ Arab America Contributing Writer  Palestine has had a long history of occupation by various countries, empires, and dynasties dating back to BCE. From being occupied by the ancient Egyptians thousands of years ago right down to being recently occupied by Israel. Gaza’s identity has long been reset and re-identified by the standards … Continued

How Jamal Khashoggi’s Death Impacts Arabs in America

By: Udochi Esomonu/Arab America Contributing Writer      The barbaric and heinous murder and dismemberment of Saudi native, Jamal Khashoggi, has shocked the world. As a champion of the values of free press, free speech, and government accountability, Khashoggi’s death has sparked a larger conversation regarding the strict suppression of voices in critique of the … Continued

15 Funny Questions Asked to Arab Americans

via GIPHY By: Udochi Esomonu/Arab America Contributing Writer Arab Americans are Americans who are of Arab descent and are citizens or are permanent residents of the United States. While Arab Americans remain an essential ethnic group in the United States, many are unaware of the various cultures that are celebrated by Arab-Americans; therefore, leading to … Continued

Arab Influence on the Game of Chess

By: Udochi Esomonu/Arab America Contributing Writer  Chess has been known to be one of the most classic board games of our time. As chess has grown in popularity over hundreds of centuries, many are unaware of the game’s origin, its historical background, and its lineage of global spread. The history of chess can be traced … Continued

3 Unique Aspects of Traditional Arab Culture in America

By: Udochi Esomonu/Arab America Contributing Writer  Arab culture consists mainly of literature, art, language, customs, values, and beliefs. Arabs are ethnically, religiously, and politically diverse, but ultimately share a linguistic and cultural heritage. The Arab world is vast; it encompasses over 200 million people and its culture follows suit. Immigration from countries in the Arab … Continued

Which Is Better: Learning Classic or Spoken Arabic?

By: Udochi Esomonu/Arab America Contributing Writer The Arabic language is over 1600 years old. Arabic, a Central Semitic language, is spoken by over 300 million people worldwide today. It is classified as a macrolanguage, as it consists of over 30 various dialects spoken among native-speakers. The Arabic language is in strong relation with the spread … Continued

10 Inspirational Arab Proverbs

By: Udochi Esomonu/Arab America Contributing Writer Proverbs are a special way to gain insight into one’s culture. Proverbs, through the power of anecdotal messages and meanings, allow for various cultures and societies to share a common idea, While they showcase a universal cultural message, they also highlight the unique nature of various cultures and societies. Proverbs … Continued

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