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A country called Amreeka

Arab roots, American stories

by Alia Malek

  • 235 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arab Americans -- Case studies,
  • Arab Americans -- Social conditions -- Case studies,
  • Immigrants -- United States -- Case studies

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Alia Malek.
    GenreCase studies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE184.A65 M35 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23390804M
    ISBN 109781416589723
    LC Control Number2008055091

    In A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories, Syrian American civil rights lawyer Alia Malek weaves the stories of the Arab American community into the story of America, using lively and moving narratives of real people who have lived history all around the country. Each chapter of the book corresponds to one historical event as it. Get this from a library! A country called Amreeka: Arab roots, American stories. [Alia Malek] -- Retells a number of significant events in U.S. history, through the eyes of the nation's large and growing community of Arab Americans.

    Malek’s (A Country Called Amreeka) multigenerational memoir is a brilliant combination of geopolitics and family history. In an accessible way to general readers, she chronicles the .   The Home That Was Our Country is a deeply researched, personal journey that shines a delicate but piercing light on Syrian history, society, and politics. Teeming with insights, the narrative weaves acute political analysis with a century of intimate family history, delivering an unforgettable portrait of the Syria that is being :

    While driving home from a long day at the office, ABILITY Magazine’s Chet Cooper happened upon a National Public Radio (NPR) interview with a woman named Alia Malek, author of A Country Called Amreeka. In her interview, Malek described her book as featuring a cross-section of Arab-Americans in an effort to challenge stereotype, foster cross-cultural understanding and .   Though its content is substantive, the book is a page-turner that reads like the best fiction. A Country Called Amreeka can be read as a study of Arab immigration to the US from the s until the present. Malek carefully traces the fluctuations in American public opinion toward Arabs, beginning with who immigrated between and.


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The A country called Amreeka book reads very quickly. “A Country Called Amreeka” is almost ten years old. Yet it has only gained relevance. As I am writing, a travel ban on Arab countries is being fought in the courts and anti-Muslim rhetoric has reached the White House.

We need more empathy towards Arab-Americans. This book is an excellence place to start/5(12). “Like President Obama's first book, A Country Called Amreeka explores what it's like to be of two worlds at once A wonderfully lucid and rational look at 20th century Arab American life.

A book like this would be valuable in any era, but particularly now it's welcome, brave and necessary.” --Dave Eggers, The San Francisco Chronicle " [Fills a] gap in our collective understanding of /5(12).

I discovered A Country Called Amreeka while looking for the film Amreeka, the story of a Palestinian woman who emigrates to the United States with her son Fadi. Malek's book is a history of thousands of men and women who have made the same journey, escaping civil war and poverty by journeying to America.

Ms/5. “Like President Obama's first book, A Country Called Amreeka explores what it's like to be of two worlds at once A wonderfully lucid and rational look at 20th century Arab American life.

A book like this would be valuable in any era, but particularly now it's welcome, brave and necessary.” --Dave Eggers, The San Francisco ChronicleReleased on: Octo The information about A Country Called Amreeka shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

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In “A Country Called Amreeka,” Malek chronicles the lives of a dozen Arab Americans. Their stories are markers on a timeline that stretches back to the legendary Alabama-Auburn football game. Alia Malek talked about her book [A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories] (Free Press; October 6, ).

In her book she presents personal stories of. A Country Called Amreeka's snapshots allow us the complexity of its characters' lives with an impassioned narrative normally found in fiction.

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Read separately, the chapters are entertaining and harrowing vignettes; read together, they add a Brand: Free Press. A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories by Alia Malek New York: Free Press, Few books published in the past 10 years or so which deal with the histories and lives of people of Arab descent actually deal with Arabic experiences in America.

A Syrian-American journalist/civil rights lawyer interweaves narratives about her family with the history of modern Syria. Malek (A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories,etc.) moved to Damascus in the wake of the Arab ng with optimism, she intended to finish restoration work on her grandmother Salma’s house while helping Syria.

A Country Called Amreeka: U.S. History Retold Through Arab-American Lives by Alia Malek. Free Press, Simon & Schuster, New York, Nonfiction, pages.

Not leveled. A walk through American history through the lives of a wide variety of Arab-Americans. I picked this book up on a whim, but it turned out to be very interesting nonetheless.

Alia Malek (right) will read excerpts from her first book, A Country Called Amreeka; Arab Roots, American Stories (Free Press, ), with a book signing to follow. Among the surfeit of narratives about Arabs that have been published in recent years, surprisingly little has been reported on Arabs in America — an increasingly relevant issue.

“A COUNTRY CALLED AMREEKA by Alia Malek is great reading for anyone who is interested in the hyphenated American immigrant. The hopes and dreams of ordinary people who have come to the Land of Great Hope are beautifully depicted in her book.

The lives of the people she depicts are compelling for their struggles for a better life. In the late ’60s and ’70s, they also began to grow politicized, as the country reacted to the energy crisis, PLO terrorism and the Iranian revolution. Arab-Americans, regardless of ethnicity, were stereotyped as primitive and evil, and targeted for violence, such as the bombing death of Alex Odeh in Santa Ana, Calif., in Alia Malek talked about her book The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria, in which she discusses the lives and struggles of the Decem A Country Called Amreeka.

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Bush.Please join us on Wednesday, Octo as Ms. Malek introduces her just- published book to New Yorkers for the first time. What readers are saying: “Written with wit, compassion and insight, [A COUNTRY CALLED AMREEKA] is at once timeless, in its telling of immigrants in America, and unique, in its exploration of the diversity of the Arab.Write your own review of A Country Called Amreeka by Alia Malek (editor), read other people's reviews and browse book information about from A Country Called Amreeka.