Middle Eastern/Eastern European Studies

No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812982442
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Published: Random House Trade - August 30th, 2011

A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer


BDS: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights (Ultimate) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608461141
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Published: Haymarket Books - March 15th, 2011

"I have been to Palestine where I've witnessed the racially segregated housing and the humiliation of Palestinians at military roadblocks. I can't help but remember the conditions we experienced in South Africa under apartheid.

Emerging Arab Voices: Nadwa 1: A Bilingual Reader Cover Image
By Peter Clark (Editor), Inaam Karachi (Introduction by), Jabbour Douaihy (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780863564147
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Published: Saqi Books - April 19th, 2011

"This is a well chosen collection of some of the best Arab writers I've come across, with a broad spectrum of themes, well chosen and beautifully rendered into English."--Raja Shehadeh, author of Palestinian Walks

I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim Cover Image
By Maria M. Ebrahimji (Editor), Zahra T. Suratwala (Editor)
ISBN: 9781935952008
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Published: White Cloud Press - May 17th, 2011

Muslim American women are the subject of endless discussions regarding their role in society, their veils as symbols of oppression or of freedom, their identity, their patriotism, their womanhood. Yet the voices and life experiences of Muslim American women themselves are rarely heard in the loud rhetoric surrounding the question of Muslims in America.

I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781569768402
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Published: Chicago Review Press - September 1st, 2011

Joumana Haddad is angry. She finds the West's portrayal of Arab women appalling and the image projected by many Middle Eastern women infuriating. Being an Arab today means you need to be a hypocrite, Haddad boldly states. We constantly and obsessively think about sex but dare not talk about it.

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe (P.S.) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061732478
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 20th, 2012

The New York Times bestseller, written by a former reporter for ABC News, that People magazine called "a transporting, enlightening book" tells the story of a fearless young entrepreneur who brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn Afghanistan.

Progressive Muslim Identities Cover Image
By Vanessa Karam (Editor), Olivia Samad (Editor), Ani Zonneveld (Editor)
ISBN: 9780983716105
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Published: Oracle Releasing - September 6th, 2011

Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans After 9/11 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592139835
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Published: Temple University Press - November 26th, 2010

How Muslim-American identity has been shaped by 9/11 and its after effects.

Our Way to Fight: Israeli and Palestinian Activists for Peace Cover Image
ISBN: 9781569767788
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - May 1st, 2011

The news coming out of the Israel-Palestine conflict remains grim. The region remains a symbol of instability fueled by violence and hatred. In Our Way to Fight, journalist and author Michael Riordon offers a different perspective, exploring the conflict through local Israeli and Palestinian peace activists who break all stereotypes.

Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060898977
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Published: Harper - January 17th, 2012

The author of Emma's War offers a compelling account of the link between Muslim women's rights, Islamist opposition to the West, and the Global War on Terror, as explored through the experiences of two fascinating female champions from opposing sides of the conflict: Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali and neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui.

Muslim Women in War and Crisis: Representation and Reality Cover Image
By Faegheh Shirazi (Editor)
ISBN: 9780292728844
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Published: University of Texas Press - May 1st, 2011

Representing diverse cultural viewpoints, Muslim Women in War and Crisis collects an array of original essays that highlight the experiences and perspectives of Muslim women--their dreams and nightmares and their daily struggles--in times of tremendous social upheaval.

Behind the Wall: Life, Love, and Struggle in Palestine Cover Image
By Rich Wiles, Ali Abunimah (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781597974394
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Published: Potomac Books - February 28th, 2010

Of the approximately seven million Palestinian refugees around the world, more than 650,000 are living in camps along the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Imagining Arab Womanhood: The Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the U.S. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780230103306
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Published: Palgrave MacMillan - August 31st, 2010

A fascinating demonstration of how U.S. representations of veils, harems, and belly dancers have operated as nostalgic and exotic symbols to help rationalize dominant U.S. narratives about power and progress.

Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691149806
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 23rd, 2011

Illegal Citizens: Queer Lives in the Muslim World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780980013887
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Published: Oracle Releasing - July 25th, 2008

In "Illegal Citizens: Queer Lives in the Muslim World," Afdhere Jama chronicles the struggles of 33 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in 22 countries. The majority of these people live in countries where it is illegal to have same-sex relationships.

War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims Cover Image
By Melody Moezzi, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781557288554
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Published: University of Arkansas Press - November 1st, 2007

War on Error brings together the stories of twelve young people, all vastly different but all American, and all Muslim. Their approaches to religion couldn t be more diverse: from a rapper of Korean and Egyptian descent to a bisexual Sudanese American to a converted white woman from Colorado living in Cairo and wearing the hijab.

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812971064
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Published: Random House Trade - December 30th, 2003

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics.

Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada Cover Image
By Wendy Pearlman, Laura Junka (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781560255307
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Published: Nation Books - September 16th, 2009

As the Middle East peace process disintegrates and the second Palestinian Intifada begins, Wendy Pearlman, a young Jewish woman from the American Midwest travels to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in a quest to talk to ordinary Palestinians.

The Nation and Its
ISBN: 9780520237902
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Published: University of California Press - April 1st, 2003

Though they are almost completely absent from the historical record, Palestinian women were extensively involved in the unfolding national struggle in their country during the British mandate period.

With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780415934923
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Published: Routledge - April 11th, 2003

With All Our Strength is the inside story of this women-led underground organization and their fight for the rights of Afghan women.

Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568582528
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - January 6th, 2003

The women of Afghanistan lived a five-year nightmare under the Taliban regime. In Veiled Threat, Sally Armstrong introduces several of these womenincluding the deputy prime minister of Afghanistan, Dr.