Evelyn Shakir

What is ‘Distinctive’ About Arab-American Writing?

On the heels of Banipal 38: Arab American Authors (although he doesn’t mention the collection), the HuffPost’s Anis Shivani asked 10 Arab American writers: “What is distinctive about Arab-American writing today?”

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Banipal 38: Memoir the New Arab-American Cultural Art Form?

Publisher Margaret Obank, in her introduction to Banipal 38, writes that, “It’s also no coincidence that the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) conference discussed the genre of memoir as an Arab American cultural art form, a form as crucial as grandmothers’ stories to later generations—we include excerpts from three memoirs-in-progress.”