5 Books by Arab American Authors to Add to Your Reading List
To contextualize life into narrative is an art form, especially when writing stories that merge dual identities together. However, Arab American writers have mastered this craft while offering insight into contemporary American life with a distinct historical and cultural perspective.
Experienced writers such as Edward Said, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Susan Abulhawa have changed the literary landscape by challenging colonial-era narratives and opening doors for underrepresented voices. And the next generation of writers such as Sahar Mustafah, Rajia Hassib, and Laila Lalami continue to bring forth powerful stories by tackling stereotypes and writing inclusive, contemporary narratives.
Here are five books by Arab American authors you need to add to your reading list:
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