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Identifying as Arab in Canada

A Century of Immigration History

While “Arabs” now attract considerable attention – from media, the state, and sociological studies – their history in Canada remains little known. Identifying as Arab in … 240 View

Pay No Heed to the Rockets

Palestine in the Present Tense

Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999. Like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative that he knew had been simplified by a seemingly unending struggle, a near-Sisyphean curse of … 264 View
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The Girl in the Green Dress

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The introduction describes the experience of the author as he crosses the border into Palestine. 6 $0.60 Add
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Introduction

From: Identifying as Arab in Canada

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In the introduction, the author frames the book as a history of the Arab immigrant experience in Canada, covering the migratory trends, institutions the immigrants built in Canada, and their … 10 $1.00 Add
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The Knowledge of Suffering

From: In Search of a Better World

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In this reading, human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan begins by recounting his own experiences coming to Canada from Iran as a result of the upheval of the 1970s. He interweaves personal … 76 $9.12 Add
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Leaving the Ottoman Empire for the Americas

From: Identifying as Arab in Canada

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This first chapter covers the first period of the scope of the study, beginning with the end of the nineteenth century to the 1920s, when immigrants to Canada were leaving the Ottoman Empire, … 16 $1.60 Add
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The Homeland is Where None of This Can Happen

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This chapter describes the experiences of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish from the 1940s to the present. 25 $2.50 Add
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Pioneers and Adventurers

From: Identifying as Arab in Canada

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The second chapter, Pioneers and Adventurers, looks first at the identities of the first wave of Arab immigrants to North America. Then it considers the geographic spread and presence of this … 20 $2.00 Add
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Whenever My Sore Heart Gets Hungry

The Quest for Land

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In this chapter, the author explores the evolution and current situation of the Palestinian poetry scene. He meets and talks to several poets living and working in Palestine. 49 $4.90 Add
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The Arab World as Seen From Canada

From: Identifying as Arab in Canada

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The third chapter begins the second period of the authors study period, from 1930 to 1950, the period of establishment. Collective organizing began in 1930. This happened through English language … 28 $2.80 Add
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The Oneness of Humankind

From: In Search of a Better World

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In this reading, human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan discusses the efforts of people to come together and fight human rights abuses. The chapter includes a discussion of human rights in Afghanistan … 70 $8.40 Add
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To Breathe Life Into a Name

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In this chapter, the author travels to Jerusalem and meets with several writers and poets living in the divided city. He explores what the city means to the Palestinian people through their writing. 34 $3.40 Add
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I Do Not Have an Account in the Bank of Wars

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In this chapter the author crosses into Israel to meet with Palestinian writers living there. 42 $4.20 Add
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The Struggle Against Anti-Asiatic Migration Laws

From: Identifying as Arab in Canada

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In chapter four, The Struggle Against Anti-Asiatic Migration Laws, the author first details the efforts by the Syrian community in Canada to remove Syrians from the Asiatic category of migrants. … 20 $2.00 Add
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Complex Restructuring of the Community

From: Identifying as Arab in Canada

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Chapter five, Complex Restructuring of the Community, covers the years of transition from 1950 to 1967, when Canada began to gradually open its borders to immigration with new laws and selection … 20 $2.00 Add
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If You Can Hear the Rockets, Then You are Alive

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In this chapter, the author travels to the Gaza Strip, and explores how artists there are able to find beauty in even the most unstable places. 44 $4.40 Add