Author: Naomi Shihab Nye

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 375

Fourteen-year-old Liyana Abboud would rather not have to change her life...especially now that she has been kissed, for the very first time and quite by surprise, by a boy named Jackson. But when her parents announce that Liyana's family is moving from St. Louis, Missouri, to Jerusalem -- to the land where her father was born -- Liyana's whole world shifts. What does Jerusalem hold for Liyana? A grandmother, a Sitti, she has never met, for one. A history much bigger than she is. Visits to the West Bank village where her aunts and uncles live. Mischief. Old stone streets that wind through time and trouble. Opening doors, dark jail cells, a new feeling for peace, and Omer...the intriguing stranger whose kisses replace the one she lost when she moved across the ocean.

What's the Matter, Habibi?

Author: Betsy Lewin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 473

One day, instead of following Ahmed around in a circle giving children rides, Habibi the camel runs through the bazaar with Ahmed following him and trying to figure out what is wrong.

Narrating Conflict in the Middle East

Discourse, Image and Communications Practices in Lebanon

Author: Dina Matar

Publisher: I.B.Tauris


Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 271

The term conflict has often been used broadly and uncritically to talk about diverse situations ranging from street protests to war, though the many factors that give rise to any conflict and its continuation over a period of time vary greatly. The starting point of this innovative book is that it is unsatisfactory either to consider conflict within a singular concept or alternatively to consider each conflict as entirely distinct and unique; Narrating Conflict in the Middle East explores another path to addressing long-term conflict. The contributors set out to examine the ways in which such conflicts in Palestine and Lebanon have been and are narrated, imagined and remembered in diverse spaces, including that of the media. They examine discourses and representations of the conflicts as well as practices of memory and performance in narratives of suffering and conflict, all of which suggest an embodied investment in narrating or communicating conflict. In so doing, they engage with local, global, and regional realities in Lebanon and in Palestine and they respond dynamically to these realities.


The Hard Working Camel

Author: T.S. Daggenhurst

Publisher: BookBaby


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 507

Long ago in a hot sandy desert blanketing the land as far as the eye can see, a hardworking young camel takes pride in his day to day chores. One day, after braving a challenging sand storm, Habibi, the young camel realizes he is not alone! Brought together by the sand storm and a good deed done, the new friends learn the most important lesson of all good things can come, from the most difficult times.

Habibi and Yow

A Little Boy and His Dog

Author: Althea Osber Silverman



Category: Dogs

Page: 108

View: 104


A Bibliography

Author: C. Heather Bleaney

Publisher: BRILL


Category: History

Page: 398

View: 521

Presents a thematically indexed bibliography devoted to Afghanistan. Following the pattern established by one of its major data sources, viz, the acclaimed Index Islamicus, both journal articles and book publications are included and indexed.


Author: Craig Thompson

Publisher: Pantheon


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 672

View: 896

From the internationally acclaimed author of Blankets (“A triumph for the genre.”—Library Journal), a highly anticipated new graphic novel. Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth—and frailty—of their connection. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling. From the Hardcover edition.

John Stuart Mill and the Ethic of Human Growth

Author: D.A. Habibi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

View: 988

In this well-researched, comprehensive study of J.S. Mill, Professor Habibi argues that the persistent, dominant theme of Mill's life and work was his passionate belief in human improvement and progress. Several Mill scholars recognize this; however, numerous writers overlook his 'growth ethic', and this has led to misunderstandings about his value system. This study defines and establishes the importance of Mill's growth ethic and clears up misinterpretations surrounding his notions of higher and lower pleasures, positive and negative freedom, the status of children, the legitimacy of authority, and support for British colonialism. Drawing from the entire corpus of Mill's writings, as well as the extensive secondary literature, Habibi has written the most focused, sustained analysis of Mill's grand, leading principle. This book will be useful to college students in philosophy and intellectual history as well as specialists in these fields.


A Muslim Love Anthology

Author: Hadeel al-Massari



Category: Islamic stories


View: 355

"This book is a collection of love stories written by Muslim women, both fictional and autobiographical."--