Gustavo Barbosa, author of The Best of Hard Times: Palestinian Refugee Masculinities in Lebanon was interviews on openDemocracy. Read the full interview here.
Chuck D’Imperio talks with Ithaca Times about his new book Open House: 35 Historic Upstate New York Homes, and Southworth homestead, the elegant country manor in Dryden, NY.
Peter Gran discusses his new book The Persistence of Orientalism: Anglo-American Historians and Modern Egypt for Jadaliyya’s NEWTON Series.
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
“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 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.“
Najwa Bin Shatwan, was chosen as one of the 39 best Arab authors under the age of 40 by the Hay Festival’s Beirut 39 project. She will be one of the featured authors at the Hay Festival Abu Dhabi in Manarat Al Saadiyat from February 25-28, 2020.
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.”
Joshua Stacher discusses why Egypt is in its current state, what happened to the revolution, and his new book, Watermelon Democracy, with Tugrul Mende on openDemocracy.
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.