H-Levant is a moderated network for those interested in the scholarly discussion of the modern history and culture of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean. Called "the Levant" in English and "al-mashriq" in Arabic, the region today includes Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan and parts of Turkey. While most of the inhabitants are Arabic-speaking Muslims, there are significant populations of Jews and Christians. And although the peoples of the region are diverse, they possess a shared history stretching back millenia.

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Author: 
Marwan M. Kraidy
Reviewer: 
Hatim El-Hibri

El-Hibri on Kraidy, 'The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World'


Marwan M. Kraidy. The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 304 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-73708-2.

Reviewed by Hatim El-Hibri (George Mason University )
Published on H-Levant (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Ghenwa Hayek

CFP: Food and Middle Eastern Diasporas @ North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Hello, H-Levant,

I thought many of you would be interested in this exciting Call for Papers from the Khayrallah Center (NC State University) and the Center for Regional Food Studies (University of Arizona). They will co-host an international conference—titled From “Mjaddarah” to “Fatti de Luxe:” Food and Middle Eastern Diasporas —@ North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA) on April 5-7, 2018.

Here is a link to the call details, deadlins, and their contact information: 

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