Arab Roots, American Stories

Friday, October 15, 2010

Alia Malek looks at the last 40-plus years of American history through the eyes of Arab Americans. A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories includes timeless stories of an immigrant community becoming American, the nostalgia for home, and the alienation from a society sometimes as intolerant as its laws are generous.


Alia Malek

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Malana Syarif from Flushing, Queens

My Indonesian friends complain that Indonesians with traditional Muslim names -- like "Ahmad" -- can't get tourist visasl; whereas those with more Asian names -- like "Malana" -- can. How does that make sense?

Oct. 15 2010 01:13 PM

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