Post Gibran: Anthology of New Arab American Writing by Munir Akash and Khaled Mattawa
Post Gibran looks to "re-examine the field of contemporary Arab writing in the United States and the manifold ways in which Arabness and its system of values, attitudes and manners define the 'Arab-American' world." The book is a compilation of works, short stories, poetry, memoirs and studies from more than 40 contributors. New voices are included, as well as works by such well-known authors as Diana Abu-Jaber, Samuel Hazo and Naomi Shihab Nye. Post Gibran is the first anthology of Arab-American writing since Grape Leaves: A Century of Arab-American Poetry, and as such is an important addition to both literary and cultural studies.