Posts Tagged “new book”

New book: I was a French Muslim by Mokhtar Mokhtefi

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New book: I was a French Muslim by Mokhtar Mokhtefi

New book: I was a French Muslim by Mokhtar Mokhtefi Coming later this year Born in 1935 in a French-colonized Algerian village, Mokhtar Mokhtefi came of age amidst the growing independence movements. He saw the effects of France’s 130-year colonization of his country, and the brutal tactics they used to stay in power: arresting and…

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Penguin Books releases Samira Sedira’s novel “People Like Them”

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Penguin Books releases Samira Sedira’s novel “People Like Them”

Penguin Books releases Samira Sedira’s novel “People Like Them” Carmac is a small, homogenous town in the French mountains where everyone knows each other…and their business. But when a new family arrives—Bakary and Sylvia Langlois and their three children—Anna and Constant Guillot sense that something is about to change. Compared to the rest of Carmac,…

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Pomegranate Explores Young Woman’s Mesmerizing Journey Toward Self-Empowerment

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Pomegranate Explores Young Woman’s Mesmerizing Journey Toward Self-Empowerment

Pomegranate Explores Young Woman’s Mesmerizing Journey Toward Self-Empowerment Ancestral norms clash with the freedoms of a new generation in the powerful new book Pomegranate, from award-winning author Weam Namou. Pomegranate shares the story of Niran, a Muslim woman coming of age in Detroit after emigrating from Iraq. Moving from war-torn Iraq to the U.S. was…

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Leila Slimani releases new book, In The Country of Others

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Leila Slimani releases new book, In The Country of Others

Leila Slimani releases new book, In The Country of Others In her first new novel since The Perfect Nanny launched her onto the world stage, Leila Slimani draws on her own family’s inspiring story for the first volume in a planned trilogy about race, resilience, and women’s empowerment. In the Country of Others(Penguin Books; On Sale: August 10,…

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Arab American Memoir: “Stories My Father Told Me”

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Arab American Memoir: “Stories My Father Told Me”

Arab American Memoir: “Stories My Father Told Me” Memories of a Childhood in Syria and Lebanon By Elia Zughaib, Illustrated by Helen Zughaib In a world driven by power, money, and the pursuit of personal success, Helen and her father Elia have given us a glimpse of an intact society stretched to the limit, yet…

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New Book: Empower a Refugee: Peace of Thread & the Backyard Humanity Movement

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New Book: Empower a Refugee: Peace of Thread & the Backyard Humanity Movement

New Book: Empower a Refugee: Peace of Thread & the Backyard Humanity Movement Refugees who have fled famine and violence and resettled in the US too often are isolated, disconnected, living in despair. They typically have housing, food, clothing. Yet they miss the large inter-connected families, the all-embracing social fabric of their previous homes. They yearn…

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