TSR Contributor Massoud Hayoun’s debut memoir
Summer/Fall 2019 contributor and Frank McCourt Memoir Contest second prize winner, Massoud Hayoun, has a debut memoir out this summer.
In When We Were Arabs, Hayoun brings alive the worlds of his grandparents, vividly shattering our contemporary understanding of what makes an Arab, what makes a Jew, and how we draw the lines over which we do battle. When We Were Arabs seeks to reclaim a worldly, nuanced Arab identity—and to recall a time before ethnic identity was mangled for political ends.
WHEN WE WERE ARABS
A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History
by Massoud Hayoun
Pub. Date: June 25, 2019
Massoud Hayoun’s essay, “Urumqi mon amour,” was published in the Summer/Fall 2019 issue of TSR and is available to read here.