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This unique collection of poetry reaches out to readers of all kinds, offering the compelling voice of a woman who grew up and lived in the United State as an Arab and an American.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xi
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  1. you can be a tourist at home
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. how a tour guide in Petra reminded me of all I’ve lost (or never had to begin with)
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. no matter how much zaatar you eat you still gotta work to be an Arab /writer/woman
  2. pp. 7-35
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  1. the journey
  2. pp. 9-17
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  1. grandfathers
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. di dove sei?1
  2. pp. 20-22
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  1. home
  2. pp. 23-25
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  1. browner shades of White
  2. pp. 26-27
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  1. Air Force visitors
  2. pp. 28-29
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  1. on going to the movies with a Jewish friend, 1990
  2. pp. 30-32
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  1. silhouette of two women drinking coffee
  2. p. 33
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  1. letter to my brother
  2. pp. 34-35
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  1. là où Dieu nous plante il faut savoir fl eurir or wherever God plants us we gotta find a way to bloom
  2. pp. 37-81
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  1. exile
  2. p. 39
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  1. a call to Irbid
  2. p. 40
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  1. freedom fighter
  2. pp. 41-42
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  1. identity card
  2. pp. 43-44
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  1. one day in upstate New York
  2. p. 45
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  1. handfuls of wind
  2. pp. 46-47
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  1. good morning
  2. pp. 48-49
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  1. cheating
  2. pp. 50-51
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  1. a moonlit visit
  2. pp. 52-55
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  1. love thing
  2. pp. 56-57
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  1. in the pockets of my dresses
  2. p. 58
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  1. your country
  2. pp. 59-60
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  1. February
  2. pp. 61-62
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  1. motherhood
  2. pp. 63-64
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  1. home, again
  2. p. 65
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  1. final video snapshots on the way to the airport
  2. pp. 66-71
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  1. home (one last time)
  2. p. 72
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  1. eid
  2. pp. 73-74
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  1. yesterday
  2. pp. 75-76
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  1. after a reading by Khaled Mattawa
  2. pp. 77-80
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  1. colors
  2. p. 81
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  1. my grandma and your grandma were sittin’ by the fire . . .
  2. pp. 83-128
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  1. letter to an Israeli soldier
  2. pp. 85-89
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  1. refugee
  2. p. 90
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  1. August 16, 1990
  2. p. 91
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  1. a day at the park a few days Before
  2. pp. 92-94
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  1. penmanship: the Iraq war, day 4
  2. pp. 95-96
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  1. rage: the Iraq war, day 6
  2. pp. 97-100
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  1. demonstrators
  2. pp. 101-102
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  1. intentions
  2. pp. 103-105
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  1. refugee (of love)
  2. pp. 106-108
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  1. short video clip: Baghdad tattoo, November, 2006
  2. p. 109
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  1. taking a moment to thank our sponsors
  2. pp. 110-111
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  1. could be Beirut, July, 2006
  2. pp. 112-116
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  1. strange men in my house
  2. pp. 121-124
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  1. homeland security
  2. pp. 125-127
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  1. an open letter to president-elect Barack Obama regarding the situation in Gaza
  2. p. 128
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815651734
Related ISBN
9780815632948
MARC Record
OCLC
806431299
Pages
136
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-25
Language
English
Open Access
No
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