Etel Adnan

Etel Adnan

Recent works: In/Somnia, 2002; There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other, 1997; Of Cities and Women, Letters to Fawwaz, 1993; Paris, When It’s Naked, 1993

Favorite Writers: Badr Shaker Al Sayyab, Herman Melville and Homer.

Quote: As for any serious writer, the audience of an Arab–American cannot be confined to his or her fellow Arabs. Books have a life of their own and no one can determine their fate. The only thing we can strive for consciously is to be aware of the existence of a growing body of Arab–American literature, try to know it and make it known.

Photo by Tor Eigeland
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