Celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month! Over three million people in the United States have ancestral connections to one or more of the 22 Arab countries of the world. Arab Americans have a rich history in the United States, going back all the way to 1527, when Mustafa Azemmouri, an enslaved Moroccan guide, arrived in Florida. Today, the majority of Arab Americans are native-born, continuing the legacy of cultural contributions like their forebears.
This month serves to highlight “the history of Arab migration to America, geographic understanding of the Arab world, Arab American diversity in faith and language, interesting customs and traditions, issues affecting our community, and our many achievements in business, politics, education, and more,” according to Arab America Foundation.
Check out the fiction list below, which features Arab American writers and their experiences. These works are as vibrant, resonant and unique as the community the authors embody.
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