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THE WANDERING PALESTINIAN by Anan Ameri: A Masterful and Riveting Memoir of Activism and Immigration

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LIVONIA, Mich. - s4story -- Anan Ameri's riveting memoir The Wandering Palestinian chronicles her life from 1974 in Beirut, Lebanon to Detroit, Michigan as she learns how to adjust to culture shock, find her independence, and become 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, including her pivotal role in the creation of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

"I've been an activist most of my adult life," says Anan Ameri when asked why she wrote her memoir. "In the US, for over forty years, I've worked with immigrant communities, mostly from Palestine and other Arab countries. Their aspirations, passions, and struggles not only inspired me, but also made me realize how my individual story is in fact a part of their larger story."

The Wandering Palestinian is published by BHC Press and is available at all major booksellers, including Bookshop.org.

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Booksellers, retailers, and librarians may order direct from Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Gardners, Overdrive, Perma-Bound, and the publisher's website: https://www.bhcpress.com/

"riveting...I couldn't put it down." —Diana Abouali, PhD, Director of the Arab American National Museum

"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

About the author: Dr. Anan Ameri is a scholar, author, activist, and community organizer. She is the founding Director of the Arab American National Museum (AANM) and Palestine Aid Society of America. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Jordan, an MA from Cairo University, and a PhD from Wayne State University in Detroit. The recipient of numerous awards, Anan was inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame in Lansing, Michigan in 2016 and received ACCESS's Arab American of the Year award in 2020. She enjoys writing and has authored and edited several articles and publications. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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About  BHC Press:  BHC Press is an award-winning independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction and their books have been favorably reviewed and featured in Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, Parade Magazine, and many others. To learn more, visit www.bhcpress.com.

On-sale: 11/19/2020
The Wandering Palestinian by Anan Ameri
Hardcover: 978-1-64397-130-8, $26.95, 312 pages
Softcover:  978-1-64397-131-5, $15.95, 312 pages
Ebook:       978-1-64397-132-2, $7.99
LCCN: 2020933941

Media, foreign rights, TV/film, or other inquiries:
Joni Firestone, BHC Press

Source: BHC Press
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