Please find information about an Arab-American writer/poet and write a short biography of this person. Due on Thursday, April 28 by 9:40 am.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
Paper #1: Choose any specific topic related to Islam and write a paper discussing this topic, i.e. the story of Prophet Muhammad, the Qur’ān, Islamic Spain, Women in Islam, Jihad in Islam, Sunnis and Shiites in Islam, Sharia or Islamic Law, the 4 Caliphs, Mary and Jesus in the Qur’an, etc. Due on Tuesday, February 23.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Paper #2: Discuss one of the issues presented in the book The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany, e.g. How does the author portray Egyptian society in the 21st Society? Why do you think that the book was controversial in Egypt and the Arab World? What is the role of sexual desires and homosexuality in the novel? What are the roots of radical Muslim movements as portrayed in the book? Gender relations in the book; class differences; role of women in Egyptian society; police brutality and corruption in Egyptian society, etc. Paper is due in class on Thursday, April 21.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Reflection 7 What and whom did Andrea Shalal talk about? Give specific examples of some of the writers she talked about. How did her talk change your attitudes towards and enrich your knowledge of Arab-Americans? Which writer did you like the most and why? Due on Tuesday, April 25 by midnight.