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A Diversifying, United Arab America

Nov 13, 2019

By: Heba Mohammad/Arab America Contributing Writer The first wave of Arab immigrants to the United States arrived in the late 1800s, bringing with them shared values and culture that would define what it means to be Arab American. The foundational(...)

Why Write Arab Fiction?

Nov 13, 2019

Kuwaiti journalist Saud Alsanousi is the acclaimed author of The Bamboo Stalk, which won the prestigious International Prize for Arab Fiction (colloquially known as the "Arab Booker") in 2013, and the forthcoming MAMA HISSA'S MICE. Widely recognized as one of(...)

A Journey to the Edge of Tunisia’s Sahara

Nov 13, 2019

By: Habeeb Salloum/Arab America Contributing Writer It was a cool winter day when our group of Canadian tourists left the Great Mosque of Kairouan, Tunisia’s historic Islamic capital, on our way southward to the edge of the Sahara.  No sooner(...)

10 Facts You Didn't Know About the Arab World

Nov 13, 2019

By: Emily Devereaux/Arab America Contributing Writer The Arab World is home to many different breathtaking and interesting landmarks, people, and customs. However, the Arab World is typically grossly exotified in the media. Many people know the main landmarks or current(...)

Against Great Odds, Muslim Libyan-American Woman Wins Big in Northern Virginia

Nov 13, 2019

By: John Mason/Arab America Contributing Writer  The good news is that a young, traditional Libyan-American Muslim, Abrar Omeish, won a seat on the Fairfax County, Virginia School Board. The bad news is that en route to her victory, there was(...)

A Popular Arab Delicacy: November 17 is National Baklava Day!

Nov 13, 2019

By: Nisreen Eadeh/Arab America Contributing Writer Get ready for tons of baklava photos because Sunday, November 17 is National Baklava Day. This unofficial holiday has grown over the years by social media users looking for a way to cherish this(...)

For a Low Carb Meal, Try Samak bi Tahini--Fish with Tahini Sauce

Nov 13, 2019

By: Blanche Shaheen/Arab America Contributing Writer While people who eat Arab food regularly are used to the concept of tahini sauce in their falafel or shawarma sandwiches, many are unfamiliar with the myriad of other uses for tahini. My mother(...)

Why Students from the Arab World Study Abroad?

Nov 6, 2019

By: Pamela Dimitrova/ Arab America Contributing Writer The past decade and a half have seen immense growth in the number of Middle Eastern students completing at least part of their university education abroad, especially Europe. This trend has been fuelled(...)

Granada - Once a Moorish Paradise, Now Spain's Tourist Magnet

Nov 6, 2019

By: Habeeb Salloum/Arab America Contributing Writer "Spare him a penny woman, For I cannot call to mind, A sadder fate for a human, Than to be in Granada blind." So wrote the Mexican poet Icaza - these lines now inscribed(...)

How Do You Like Your Hummus?

Nov 6, 2019

By Katie Teague/Arab America Contributing Writer Hummus has come a long way from its original form of chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and olive oil. Just head to your local grocery store for a glimpse of the options offered. From avocado hummus(...)

Cyber-Feminism in the Arab World

Nov 6, 2019

By: Haneen Abu Al Neel/Arab America Contributing Writer The term cyber-feminism is not particularly new to the 21st century. However, it certainly took a turn for a much more exciting context in 2011. In the early sparks of the Arab(...)

Why is the Moon so Important in Arab Culture?

Nov 6, 2019

By: Yaseen Rashed/ Arab America Contributing Writer The moon has always been symbolic and apparent in Arab culture. From holidays to music, to literature, to superstitions, the moon has manifested itself in many of the inner-workings of Arab existence. The(...)

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