Jonathan Curiel

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Choice:
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“Takes the reader on a marvelously constructed sightseeing tour of the US's relationship with Islam and Arab culture. . . . Essential (reading)." 

  Washington Post:
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"Al' America offers a quirky tour of sites, sounds and personalities that are quintessentially American and also reveal fascinating vestiges of Islamic and Arab influence. . . . Curiel reports with the light, bemused tone that makes the book a pleasurable read. The author's intent here is pure; his eye for telling detail, sharp."
 

 

 

 

 

 

Images: The Influence of Arab and Muslim Culture on the United States
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This page features select examples that are detailed in the book Al’ America. To buy Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots, click here. To find out where the author is appearing next, click here.


Publishers Weekly:

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“Curiel’s cultural odyssey moves swiftly and engagingly across time and geography, as he excavates everything from the 'Moorish' architecture of New Orleans and the Alamo to the stories of the Arab and Muslim victims among the 9/11 World Trade Center dead. His research and focused interviews with leading scholars and musicians yield many surprises and leave little doubt about a crucial historical connection too easily forgotten in facile appeals to American identity.”

 

 

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Mother Jones:

“In the fine tradition of 'The Irish in America, Jonathan Curiel . . . puts the USA through a sieve and sorts out Muslim influence on American culture.”
Illume Magazine:

“The biggest shock to many could be that Minoru Yamasaki, the American architect, was inspired by Arab architecture when he designed the World Trade Center.”
Saudi Aramco World:

“Writing with a scholar’s thoroughness, Curiel also shows the reflectiveness of a cultural critic.”

 

 
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