Elizabeth Boosahda
Worcester, Massachusetts

Recent works: Arab–American Faces and Voices: The Origins of an Immigrant Community, 2003

Favorite Writers: Lisa Suhair Majaj, writers on www.nitle.org/arabworld/ and all kinds of books and magazines, especially Dahesh Voice.

Quote: A significant portion of the Arab–American community (Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian; Christian, Muslim and Druze) emigrated to this country between 1880 and 1915. They integrated into western culture while they maintained their Arab heritage through debating societies, language, literature, philosophy, poetry, song, storytelling, theater groups. The Arab–Americans continue to make cultural, intellectual and economic contributions to the United States and are an integral and positive part of the fabric of America.

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