A revealing collection of writings and photographs that document and tell the stories of New York City's Arab communities.
"Published in conjunction with an exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, this collection of 17 essays ranges from the personal to the academic and covers a wide array of topics, such as Arabic poetry, immigration patterns, community formation and the sustaining of cultural traditions. . . . The pieces are often personal and include multiple reminiscences of growing up Arab-American, yet strike a clear and instructive balance with sound scholarship and intellectual inquiry."—Publishers Weekly
New York City’s main Arab communities exemplify the continuity and change that has taken place throughout the city’s rich history. The Museum of the City of New York, in partnership with the Middle East Institute at Columbia University and a group of local Arab and non-Arab scholars, activists and educators, undertook a long overdue exploration of New York’s Arab populations. The result is a revealing collection of writings and photographs that document and tell the stories of these communities.