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A Reading List of Palestinian American Literature: Background information when reading The Moon That Turns You Back

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The Moon That Turns You Back


by Hala Alyan

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A Reading List of Palestinian American Literature

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Palestinian American author book jacketsHala Alyan, author of the poetry collection The Moon That Turns You Back, has also published two novels: Salt Houses, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Arab American Book Award; and The Arsonists' City.

Her work is part of a flourishing Palestinian American literary scene. For a further taste of poetry, one might try Remi Kanazi, Lisa Suhair Majaj, Naomi Shihab Nye, or Fady Joudah, who just won the Jackson Poetry Prize. Nonfiction authors include Muslim astronomer Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, and political and cultural thinkers Ali Abunimah, the late Edward Said, and Steven Salaita. Ibtisam Barakat's Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood (2007), won an Arab American Book Award in the Children/Young Adult Category. Homeland: My Father Dreams of Palestine (2023) is a debut picture book written by Hannah Moushabeck and illustrated by Reem Madooh.

That's just a small sample from across a few genres. It would be impossible to present the true scope of Palestinian American ...

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