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Jadaliyya Q&A with Peter Gran

Peter Gran discusses his new book The Persistence of Orientalism: Anglo-American Historians and Modern Egypt for Jadaliyya’s NEWTON Series.


Kastner discusses his new book on “Downtown” with Rich Kimball

Chuck Kastner discusses Race Across America, racism, sports, courage, and running on Downtown with Rich Kimball. Listen to this timely and fascinating interview! “A truly epic book!”—Dave Warady, Winner of the 1992 Runner’s World Trans America Footrace Winner of the 2020 Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Peace Corps Writers Award, Kastner chronicles the story of African American runner, Eddie “The Sheik” Gardner who withstood daily death threats and intimidation to compete at the highest levels of the new sports of trans-America racing, and became a symbol hope and pride to Black America for his courage. Order now


LARB reviews Readings in Syrian Prison Literature

“Linear narratives assume that an experience has a beginning, middle, and end, but trauma does not obey such rules.” Lydia Wilson reviewed R. Shareah Taleghani’s Readings in Syrian Prison Literature: The Poetics of Human Rights in the Los Angeles Review of Books.


Lisa Marchi interviewed on Arablit

Lisa Marchi talks with Tugrul Mende about her forthcoming book The Funambulitsts: Women Poets of the Arab Diaspora on Arablit.org. “This is an art that is not meant for the elites, it is meant for the people in the streets. People, I should add, who are perhaps a bit disheartened but still alert, and whose gaze is not fixed on the ground but looks up towards the sky.“



Nazan Maksudyan wins the 2020 AMECYS Book Award

Nazan Maksudyan was awarded the 2020 Association of Middle East Children and Youth Studies book award for Ottoman Children and Youth during World War I. The committee describes the book as “impeccably written, highly readable…. providing both a new approach to the study of children and a new approach to working in and interpreting archives. This is simply a wonderful book.”



Patricia Higgins interviewed on North Country Public Radio

Listen to Patricia J. Higgins discuss the art and process of translating Hafez in Love with Mitch Teich on North Country Public Radio’s First Person series. Higgins is a University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emerita at the State University of New York Plattsburgh. Listen to the full interview here.


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