Evelyn Shakir

Evelyn Shakir
West Roxbury, Massachusetts

Recent works: Bint Arab: Arab and Arab American Women in the United States, 1997

Favorite Writers: Jane Austen, still. Also Maxine Hong Kingston, Harriet Doerr, and Ahdaf Soueif.

Quote: Writing about other Arab–American women was the easy part; writing about my own experience took longer and was harder. Creating fictions, as I now do, takes me outside myself again. Each step has been rewarding.

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