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Audiobooks for Arab American Heritage Month

Audiobooks for Arab American Heritage Month

April is Arab American Heritage Month! Celebrate Arab culture and contributions in the United States with these audiobooks written by Arab Americans.

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Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

By Laila Lalami
Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
Length: 4 hours 1 minutes

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco.

As four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain, author Laila Lalami asks, What has driven them to risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger? There's Murad, a gentle, unemployed... Read more »

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Everything Comes Next

Collected and New Poems

By Naomi Shihab Nye
Narrated by: Naomi Shihab Nye & James Patrick Cronin
Length: 3 hours 8 minutes

Everything Comes Next

“I have never heard such a profound take on an onion. And most of Nye's poems in this collection are very much the same - finding beauty and meaning in the mundane. I found myself brought to tears on multiple occasions, from happiness and sadness both. Everything Comes Next is undeniably powerful in its simplicity and gentleness. Nye does not rage; she does not need to. She states her truth, asks her questions, and allows them to speak for themselves. Striking. Hopeful. Necessary. ”

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The Thirty Names of Night

A Novel

By Zeyn Joukhadar
Narrated by: Samy Figaredo & Lameece Issaq
Length: 9 hours 29 minutes

The Thirty Names of Night

“An affecting, multigenerational coming-of-age story about a young Syrian American artist’s discovery of self and the truth behind his mother’s mysterious passing. Featuring alternating perspectives that weave the past into the present, this novel embodies the epistolary not just in form and address, but in the way it reads like a love letter to New York City, especially the immigrant, working-class, and LGBTQ underground of New York. A book with a heartbeat, despite all its ghosts.”

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The Arabic Quilt

An Immigrant Story

By Aya Khalil
Narrated by: Full Cast
Length: 12 minutes

Kanzi's family has moved from Egypt to America, and on her first day in a new school, what she wants more than anything is to fit in. Maybe that's why she forgets to take the kofta sandwich her father has made for her lunch, but that backfires when Mama shows up at school with the sandwich. Mama wears a hijab and calls her daughter Habibti (dear... Read more »

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We Hunt the Flame

Sands of Arawiya: Book #1

By Hafsah Faizal
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham & Steve West
Length: 14 hours 44 minutes

"Narrators Fiona Hardingham and Steve West lend their exceptional vocal skills to this fantasy novel...Both narrators deliver commanding performances steeped in drama and suspense, drawing out every ounce of emotion and intrigue: — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, Hafsah...

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Mirage

A Novel
Mirage Series: Book #1

By Somaiya Daud
Narrated by: Rasha Zamamiri
Length: 8 hours 58 minutes

Mirage is full of characters who feel like they existed long before the story began, and a rich world that is as beautiful as it is cruel. Somaiya Daud is a rare talent. A smart, romantic, exciting debut.” —Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent and Carve the Mark

A stunning epic fantasy audiobook inspired by the...

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The Map of Salt and Stars

By Zeyn Joukhadar
Narrated by: Lara Sawalha
Length: 12 hours 17 minutes

The Map of Salt and Stars

“Scheherazade's The Thousand and One Nights meets Alan Gratz's Refugee in this important debut novel. A 12th century fable about an apprentice mapmaker is interwoven with a modern-day Syrian refugee searching for home. The plot follows both girls through the Middle East, encountering tremendous dangers and immense kindness. A must-read for adults and teens 14+, this is a deeply moving and lushly described story of family and friends, meaningful culture, changing landscapes, and universal hope. There are parts that make your heart stop and parts that make it beat again. It's an incredible force, with vivid descriptions that make you long to see, smell, and taste everything described.”

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The Tightening Dark

An American Hostage in Yemen

By Sam Farran & Benjamin Buchholz
Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
Length: 8 hours 28 minutes

This riveting memoir follows a Lebanese-Muslim-American and thirty-year US Marine veteran who suffered a six-month ordeal at the hands of a brutal regime in Yemen—and remained loyal to his country through it all.

As air strikes carpeted Yemen's capital, Sam Farran was one of only a few Americans in the war-ravaged country. He was there to... Read more »

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The Blood of Flowers

A Novel

By Anita Amirrezvani
Narrated by: Shohreh Aghdashloo
Length: 13 hours 16 minutes

A sensuous and richly-imagined historical novel that centers on a skilled young carpet weaver, her arranged marriage, and her quest for self-determination in 17th-century Persia.

In 17th-century Iran, a 14-year-old woman believes she will be married within the year. But when her beloved father dies, she and her mother find themselves alone and... Read more »

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Crescent - Abridged

By Diana Abu-Jaber
Narrated by: Nike Doukas & Marcelo Tubert
Length: 8 hours 47 minutes

An Arab-American Chocolat—a sensual blend of food, love and longing. Read more »

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Leap of Faith

Memoirs of an Unexpected Life

By Noor al-Hussein
Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
Length: 16 hours 5 minutes

Leap of Faith is the dramatic and inspiring story of an American woman’s remarkable journey into the heart of a man and his nation.

Born into a distinguished Arab-American family and raised amid privilege, Lisa Halaby joined the first freshman class at Princeton to accept women, graduating in 1974 with a degree in architecture and urban planning....

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The Dream Palace of the Arabs

A Generation's Odyssey

By Fouad Ajami
Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
Length: 12 hours 45 minutes

From Fouad Ajami, an acclaimed author and chronicler of Arab politics, comes a compelling account of how a generation of Arab intellectuals tried to introduce cultural renewals in their homelands through the forces of modernity and secularism. Ultimately, they came to face disappointment, exile, and, on occasion, death. Brilliantly weaving...

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Making the Arab World

Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East

By Fawaz A. Gerges
Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
Length: 18 hours 36 minutes

In 2013, just two years after the popular overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian military ousted the country's first democratically elected president—Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood—and subsequently led a brutal repression of the Islamist group. These bloody events echoed an older political rift in Egypt and the Middle East: the... Read more »

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If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English

By Noor Naga
Narrated by: Amin El Gamal & Noor Naga
Length: 5 hours 7 minutes

Winner of the Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize, a lush experimental novel about love as a weapon of empire. In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, an Egyptian American woman and a man from the village of Shobrakheit meet at a café in Cairo. He was a photographer of the revolution, but now finds himself unemployed and addicted to cocaine,... Read more »

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We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders

A Memoir of Love and Resistance

By Linda Sarsour
Narrated by: Linda Sarsour
Length: 7 hours 34 minutes

Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the Women’s March, shares an “unforgettable memoir” (Booklist) about how growing up Palestinian Muslim American, feminist, and empowered moved her to become a globally recognized activist on behalf of marginalized communities across the country.

On a chilly spring morning in Brooklyn, nineteen-year-old Linda Sarsour... Read more »

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Against the Loveless World

A Novel

By Susan Abulhawa
Narrated by: Susan Abulhawa
Length: 13 hours 9 minutes

2020 Palestine Book Awards Winner
2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize Finalist

“Susan Abulhawa possesses the heart of a warrior; she looks into the darkest crevices of lives, conflicts, horrendous injustices, and dares to shine light that can illuminate hidden worlds for us.” —Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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The House of Wisdom

How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance

By Jim al-Khalili
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 10 hours 26 minutes

A myth-shattering view of the medieval Islamic world’s myriad scientific innovations, which preceded—and enabled—the European Renaissance

The Arabic legacy of science and philosophy has long been hidden from the West. British-Iraqi physicist Jim Al-Khalili unveils that legacy to fascinating effect by returning to its roots in the hubs of Arab...

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The Other Americans

A Novel

By Laila Lalami
Narrated by: Mozhan Marnò, P.J. Ochlan, Adenrele Ojo, Ozzie Rodriguez, Susan Nezami, Ali Nasser, Mark Bramhall, Max Adler & Meera Simhan
Length: 10 hours 44 minutes

Finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction
Finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Fiction
Winner of the Arab American Book Award in Fiction
Named a Best Book of the Year by Time, the Washington Post, BookPage, NPR, the GuardianVariety, New York Public Library, Minneapolis Star TribuneDallas Morning News, and Kirkus Reviews

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Alligator and Other Stories

By Dima Alzayat
Narrated by: Jeed Saddy
Length: 6 hours 37 minutes

The award-winning stories in Dima Alzayat's collection, Alligator and Other Stories, are luminous and tender, whether dealing with a woman preforming burial rites for her brother in "Ghusl," or the great-aunt struggling to explain cultural identity to her niece in "Once We Were Syrians."

Alzayat's stories are rich and relatable, chronicling a... Read more »

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A Woman Is No Man

A Novel

By Etaf Rum
Narrated by: Ariana Delawari, Dahlia Salem & Susan Nezami
Length: 10 hours 15 minutes

A Woman Is No Man

A Woman Is No Man gives a rare and terrifying look into the lives of three generations of Palestinian and Palestinian-American women. Readers are invited into the secret world of these women living in Palestine and then Brooklyn; we watch nervously as they try to navigate and reconcile their two worlds — the violent, patriarchal world at home and the confusing, anti-cultural world outside their front door. I cringed at the pain and cheered at the successes of the women I came to know. This beautifully written book shines a light on an important topic. It is a story that must be told and, as importantly, must be heard.”

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