Reading List: Arab American Heritage Month

As part of our calendar celebrating national heritage months and observances, explore these selected works that speak to Arab American heritage. 

 

Sketch image of a sullen individual surrounded by phrases and thoughts

Rafik Mazjoub, Untitled, From the Room 11 series

 

The Common publishes portfolios of Arabic fiction in translation annually, in the magazine’s spring issue, bringing contemporary Arabic stories to English-language readers. These collections are co-edited by The Common’s Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker and Arabic Fiction Editor Hisham Bustani. Teachers can enhance student engagement with selected readings focused on the translation of Arabic literature into English, and each issue also includes a page with further readings and resources (linked below).

 

 

Reading List: Arab American Heritage Month