Him, Me, Muhammad Ali



Award Winning Novelist Randa Jarrar S New Story Collection Moves Seamlessly Between Realism And Fable, History And The Present, Capturing The Lives Of Muslim Women And Men Across Myriad Geographies And Circumstances With Acerbic Wit, Deep Tenderness, And Boundless Imagination, Jarrar Brings To Life A Memorable Cast Of Characters, Many Of Them Accidental Transients A Term For Migratory Birds Who Have Gone Astray Seeking Their Circuitous Routes Back Home Fierce And Feeling, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali Is A Testament To Survival In The Face Of Love, Loss, And Displacement.Randa Jarrar Is The Author Of A Highly Successful Novel, A Map Of Home, Which Received An Arab American Book Award And Was Named One Of The Best Novels Of 2008 By The Barnes Noble Review She Grew Up In Kuwait And Egypt, And Moved To The United States After The First Gulf War Her Work Has Appeared In The New York Times Magazine, The Utne Reader, Salon.com, Guernica, The Rumpus, The Oxford American, Ploughshares, And She Blogs For Salon, And Lives In California.Him, Me, Muhammad Ali

Randa Jarrar is the author of the critically acclaimed novel A Map of Home, which won a Hopwood Award, an Arab American Book Award, and was translated into six languages Her work has appeared in The Oxford American, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, Guernica, Utne, and the Sun, and she was selected for Beirut39, which celebrates the 39 most gifted writers of Arab origin under age 40 She teache Randa Jarrar is the author of the critically acclaimed novel A Map of Home, which won a Hopwood Award, an Arab American Book Award, and was translated into six languages Her work has appeared in The Oxford American, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, Guernica, Utne, and the Sun, and she was selected for Beirut39, which celebrates the 39 most gifted writers of Arab origin under age 40 She teaches in the MFA program at Fresno State

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  • Hardcover
  • Him, Me, Muhammad Ali
  • Randa Jarrar
  • English
  • 10 September 2017

10 thoughts on “Him, Me, Muhammad Ali

  1. says:

    This book is fucking funny and fierce Also, I wrote it.

  2. says:

    maybe 4.5 stars Because of this Muslim ban horror, I ve decided to read one book each month by about Muslims Randa Jarrar s short story collection was my first pick and it was fantastic I was completely immersed in these stories and I don t think there was a single in the collection I didn t li...

  3. says:

    One of my favorite books of 2016

  4. says:

    4.5, but rounded up.What a great collection of short stories

  5. says:

    THIS.

  6. says:

    Here s my book review in The Millions Open Borders Him, Me, Muhammad Ali By Martha Anne Toll posted at 6 00 am on October 11, 2016 0covercoverIf you haven t read Randa Jarrar, it s time to Jarrar s debut novel, A Map of Home, introduced her as a smart and funny not so funny writer Jarrar grew up in Kuwait and Egypt, the daughter of an Egyptian Greek mother and Palestinian father She moved to the United States after the first Gulf War A Map of Hom Here s my book review in The Millions Open Borders Him, Me, Muhammad Ali By Martha Anne Toll posted at 6 00 am on October 11, 2016 0covercoverIf you haven t read Randa Jarrar, it s time to Jarrar s debut novel, A Map of Home, introduced her as a ...

  7. says:

    Jarrar has incredible talent in taking on the perspective of various protagonist identities, all of them complex and intersectional across ethnicity, gender, geography, and history, and with varying loyalties to their practice of Islam She takes on identities both realist and fantastic including a part woman, part ibex a metaphoric exploration of biracial identity with compelling artistry My frustration, which is completely on me, is that the short story format always leaves me hungry for Jarrar has incredible talent in taking on the persp...

  8. says:

    This was a good collection I had some trouble with a few of the stories because I was in a huge reading slump, but most were pretty memorable My favorites were The Lunatics Eclipse and The Life, Loves, and Adventures of Zelwa the Halfie because they both had creative speculative elements woven into the characters daily lives I wish there werestories like those Some of the stories ended somewhat abruptly to me Many of the ideas would ve made great novellas or even full length nov This was a good collection I had some trouble with a few of the stories because I was in a huge reading slump, but most were pretty memorable My favorites were The Lunatics Eclipse and The Life, Loves, and Adventures of Zelwa the Halfie because they both had creative speculative elements woven into the characters daily lives I ...

  9. says:

    Randa Jarrar s short story collection HIM, ME, MUHAMMAD ALI is full of dark twisty characters she s an Arab American Roald Dahl like his collection SKIN and other stories, their worlds are whimsical yet treacherous Her lively staccato use of language is the perfect foil to this darkness, keeping the reader suspended and engaged throughout It never plods Never holds your hand to the fire for longer than a few seconds at a time The title story HIM, ME, MUHAMMAD ALI is one of the strongest s Randa Jarrar s short story collection HIM, ME, MUHAMMAD ALI is full of dark twisty characters she s an Arab American Roald Dahl like his collection SKIN and other stories, their worlds are whimsical yet treacherous Her ...

  10. says:

    If 2016 hadn t converted me to appreciating short stories, this book single handedly would have I am willing to bet it would have a similar effect on anyone with memories of Egypt, a heart for feminism, an appreciation of stories about women s desires Extra bonus points for PhD students who appreciate this line I asked her why she was in Egypt, and she told me she was here doing research for her PhD I wasn t sure how sunning herself on a balcony would get her a doctorate, but I said nothing If 2016 hadn t converted me to appre...

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