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New Texts Out Now: Moustafa Bayoumi, This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror

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Moustafa Bayoumi, This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror. New York: New York University Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Moustafa Bayoumi (MB): The War on Terror made me write This Muslim American Life. I believe that the people of the United States aren’t taking sufficient notice of how much the War on Terror is structuring contemporary life, both in this country and abroad. Muslim Americans will feel differently. We have ...

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Moustafa Bayoumi

 

Moustafa Bayoumi is Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY). He is the author of How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America (Penguin, 2008), which won an American Book Award and the Arab American Book Award for Nonfiction, and of This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror (NYU Press, 2015). He is the editor of Midnight on the Mavi Marmara (OR Books, 2010), and co-editor of The Edward Said Reader (Random House, 2000).