Dancing Into the Light: An Arab American Girlhood in the Middle East

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Price
$17.95  $16.69
Publisher
She Writes Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781647425371

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About the Author

Kathryn K. Abdul-Baki was born in Washington DC to an Arab father and an American mother. She grew up in Iran, Kuwait, Beirut, and Jerusalem, where she attended Arabic, British, and American schools. She attended the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, has a BA in journalism from George Washington University in Washington DC, and an MA in creative writing from George Mason University, Virginia. She has published five books of fiction, some of which have been taught at universities in multicultural literature, women's studies, and Arab studies departments. She is recipient of the Mary Roberts Rinehart award for short fiction. Abdul-Baki has three grown children and currently resides with her husband in McLean, Virginia.

Reviews

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--Seattle Times

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"A tranquil and beautiful novel."

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--World Literature Today