The Wandering Palestinian
Anan Ameri played a pivotal role in the creation of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. 

The Wandering Palestinian chronicles her life from 1974 in Beirut, Lebanon to Detroit, Michigan as she learns how to adjust to culture shock, finds her independence, and becomes a driving force in Detroit’s large and politically active Arab American community—an involvement that helped her break away from her isolation, resume her activism, and paved the way for her to become a recognized and respected leader in her community. 
The Wandering Palestinian by Anan Ameri
Anan Ameri
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Hardcover:  978-1-64397-130-8
Softcover:   978-1-64397-131-5
Ebook:         978-1-64397-132-2
LCCN: 2020933941

Page Count: 242
Release Date: 11/19/2020
Nonfiction / Biography / Memoir
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“Anan Ameri’s memoir is a valuable contribution to narratives of community organizing and grassroots activism especially on the question of Palestine. Weaving between heartbreak and personal and political triumph, her story sheds light on important solidarity work and organization building in the US. 
— Dr. Sarah Gualtieri
Author of Arab Routes: Pathways to Syrian California
“…a riveting, 40 year-long journey through the streets of several American cities recounting tales, both humorous and heartbreaking, that illustrate the acculturation of an idealistic but restless Palestinian woman into American life. Ameri’s writing is crisp and smooth, and I was hooked immediately. I couldn’t put it down. 
— Diana Abouali, PhD.
Director of the Arab American National Museum
“This is a gem in the archives of Arab America. 
— Evelyn Alsultany, Associate Professor,
American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
“…a beautifully written book… This book is a joy to read. 
— Louise Cainkar, Scholar of Arab Americans and Professor,
Marquette University
“…a masterful book capturing the intimate ways one woman's immigration story can contribute to the transformation of U.S. society at large …a must-read for anyone interested in immigration, feminism, activism, or Arab Americans. 
— Nadine Naber, Professor, University of Illinois
and author, Arab America 
“…Ameri tells captivating tales of youth, love, migration and the joys of struggling for dignity and justice. …an Arab American saga, an enchanting web of stories. 
— Khaled Mattawa
Poet, writer, and a creative writing professor, University of Michigan
“Like beautiful Middle Eastern tapestry she presents a personal narrative of immigration and activism woven into a story of institution building. Reading Anan Ameri's memoir one will be reminded that at the center of the fight for peace is the search for love. 
— E. Ethelbert Miller
Literary activist and writer
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“an interesting insight into a Palestinian who follows her heart 
— LibraryThing Early Reviewers
“beautifully written in the tradition of Arab story telling…humorous and poignant… It successfully interweaves the forty-year personal narrative of a free spirited Arab woman who arrives in the USA in 1974, with the larger issues of migration, racism, sexism, and institution building. 
— Abdeen Jabara, Mondoweiss
“This candid memoir blends the personal with the political, but never feels polemic. Ameri invites us into her life, offers us a strong cup of Arabic coffee, and shares a story that is both accessible but deadly serious. 
— Alice Rothchild, Physician, Activist, and Author of
Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine
“moving…Ameri offers a standalone snapshot of a time and place and people who animated her world. Strung together, the result is an impressionistic sense of a woman’s evolution. 
Journal of Palestine Studies
“What is outstanding about The Wandering Palestinian is its portrayal of the complexity and diversity of Arab Americans. 
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