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Arabian Jazz

A Novel

by Diana Abu-Jaber

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages384
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7453986M
ISBN 100393324222
ISBN 109780393324228

Get this from a library! Arabian jazz. [Diana Abu-Jaber] -- In Diana Abu-Jaber's "impressive, entertaining" (Chicago Tribune) first novel, a small, poor-white community in upstate New York becomes home to the transplanted Jordanian family of Matussem Ramoud. Musicians in Aleppo, 18th century. Arabic music or Arab music (Arabic: الموسيقى العربية ‎, romanized: al-mūsīqā al-ʿArabīyah) is the music of the Arab world with all its different music styles and genres. Arabic countries have many styles of music and also many dialects; each country has its own traditional music.

Arabian Jazz serves up a light-hearted and imaginative portrait of a family putting down roots in America, but closely connected to their Jordanian heritage as well. Author Diana Abu-Jaber has her finger directly on the pulse of unconditional love and loyalty in an extended family in New York. A widower, jazz musician Matussem Ramoud, lives with his two daughters, Jemorah and Melvina. In Arabian Jazz, her engaging first novel, Diana Abu-Jaber gives us an Arab-American family living in upstate New York: Matussem Ramoud and his two daughters, Jemorah, 29, and Melvina, Twenty years earlier their American mother, Nora, died of typhus during a visit to Jordan—"on purpose to make Arabs look bad, " claims Aunt Fatima.

Arabian Jazz. In Arabian Jazz, her engaging first novel, Diana Abu-Jaber gives us an Arab-American family living in upstate New York: Matussem Ramoud and his two daughters, Jemorah, 29, and Melvina, Twenty years earlier their American mother, Nora, died of typhus during a visit to Jordan--on purpose to make Arabs look bad," claims Aunt Fatima. Buy Arabian Jazz by Diana Abu-Jaber online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $


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Arabian Jazz is a look at life through the eyes of an almost thirty year-old Arabian/American woman searching for identity. Diana Abu-Jaber writes of what it means to be Arabic, American, an immigrant, a daughter, and a woman trying to find her sense of place in the world and in an often-kooky family/5.

Arabian Jazz is a look at life through the eyes of an almost thirty year-old Arabian/American woman searching for identity. Diana Abu-Jaber writes of what it means to be Arabic, American, an immigrant, a daughter, and a woman trying to find her sense of place in the world and in an often-kooky family/5(17).

Here is the hyphenated-American story told with a sense of humor Arabian Jazz book bitter-sweet love. Set in a small poor-white community in upstate New York, where "ethnics" are few and far between, it is the story of the Ramoud family: Matussem, his two daughters, Melvina and Jemorah, his sister, Fatima, and her husband, Zaeed.

Matussem loves American jazz standards, Arab folktales, lawn ornaments, and /5(2). Arabian Jazz: A Novel / Edition 1 available in Paperback, NOOK Book. Read an excerpt of this book.

Add to Wishlist. ISBN ISBN Should she marry and, if so, whom. Winner of the Oregon Book Award and finalist for the National PEN/Hemingway Award, Arabian Jazz is "a joy to read. You will be tempted to read passages out 5/5(1).

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About the Book Arabian Jazz: A Novel. by Diana Abu-Jaber. In Diana Abu-Jaber's "impressive, entertaining" (Chicago Tribune) first novel, a small, poor-white community in upstate New York becomes home to the transplanted Jordanian family of Matussem Ramoud: his grown daughters, Jemorah and Melvina; his sister Fatima; and her husband, Zaeed.

The. When Diana Abu-Jaber started writing Arabian Jazz, she hadn't intended to write a humorous novel, but by the time she finished the first couple of chapters, she realized that it had turned out to be funny on its is a grand tradition of "ethnic humor" in the.

Arabian Jazz is a small masterpiece, as finely crafted as polished stone. Anyone who wishes to see where fiction ought to take us should read this book. I happened to read this novel as suggested by a freind.5/5(5). Diana Abu-Jaber’s is a fresh voice in Arab American thematic power of her first novel, ARABIAN JAZZ, is generated by the collision between the.

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Winner of the Oregon Book Award and finalist for the National PEN/Hemingway Award. In Diana Abu-Jaber's "impressive, entertaining" (Chicago Tribune whom?Winner of the Oregon Book Award and finalist for the National PEN/Hemingway Award, Arabian Jazz is "a joy to read.

You will be tempted to read passages out loud. And you should" (Boston 5/5(1). Winner of the Oregon Book Award and finalist for the National PEN/Hemingway Award, Arabian Jazz is "a joy to read.

You will be tempted to read passages out 5/5(2). A friend of mine, Mario Argote, gave me “But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz,” by Geoff Dyer, and it’s become one of my favorite books. The book is made up of fictionalized stories about. Arabian Jazz won the Oregon Book Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award.

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As is shown in Arabian Jazz, however, as well as in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man () and Alice Walker’s Possessing the Secret of Joy (), too much pressure to identify oneself with an.

Author Name Abu-Jaber, Diana. Title Arabian Jazz: A Novel. Binding PAPERBACK. Book Condition Very Good. Publisher W. Norton & Company. ISBN Number /. Read "Arabian Jazz: A Novel" by Diana Abu-Jaber available from Rakuten Kobo. "This oracular first novel, which unfurls like gossamer [has] characters of a depth seldom found in a debut."—The New Yo Brand: W.

Norton & Company. Get this from a library! Arabian jazz. [Diana Abu-Jaber] -- "Here is the hyphenated-American story told with a sense of humor and bitter-sweet love.

Set in a small poor-white community in upstate New York, where "ethnics" are few and far between, it is the.Such is true with Abu-Jaber's Arabian Jazz.

Perhaps if I hadn't been so busy with school and had been sitting on a beach, I could have concentrated more on the characters, story, and development. I just felt that the book lacked a cohesiveness that was so evident in her other works.3/5(3).Editions for Arabian Jazz: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ),