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NYT on Brooklyn Heights, the Novel

The New York Times chats with Miral al-Tahawy about her book Brooklyn Heights: A Modern Arabic Novel: NYT: The central character in the book, “Brooklyn Heights,” is a single mother named Hend. She has one son and struggles with loneliness, exhaustion and depression. The award-winning book, recently released in English, weaves together a life in […]

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Brooklyn Heights, the Novel, Wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal

Brooklyn Heights, a novel that “tells the story of five female Arab immigrants living in Brooklyn as each tries to reconcile the history, religion and culture of their native countries while struggling to survive as a female immigrant in America”, by Miral al-Tahawy (photo left), assistant professor of Arabic at Appalachian State University in Boone, […]

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