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Amer ZahrAmer Zahr (166)

Amer Zahr is a Palestinian American comedian, writer, professor and speaker living in Dearborn, Michigan. He is also the editor of "The Civil Arab."

Shirin Zarqa-LedermanShirin Zarqa-Lederman (12)

Shirin Zarqa-Lederman was raised in NJ by her Palestinian Muslim parents and later married her Russian Jewish husband. Together they have five interethnic children who experience the traditional customs of both cultures with their extended interethnic relatives. Shirin is also Licensed Professional Counselor, focusing on Child & Adolescent Psychology, and has written her own children’s picture book series, "The Trotters of Tweeville," which is focused on demonstrating kindness to children. The series is available wherever books are sold.

Sam OudehSam Oudeh (9)

Sami Oudeh is a Palestinian American graduate of the University of Kentucky. He is a sports nut and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Michelle Nasrine KempMichelle Nasrine Kemp (7)

Michelle Nasrine Kemp is a wife, mother of 2, advertising sales rep, and writer living in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Jamal CadouraJamal Cadoura (7)

Jamal Cadoura is a Palestinian American residing in Dearborn, Michigan. Improving humanity is what he lives for. In his spare time, he reads and writes as much as he can. Jamal formerly ran a nonprofit organization, Pens For Peace, and is an author of two novels.

Ahmad DamenAhmad Damen (6)

Ahmad Damen is a musician, soundtrack composer and an award-winning film director from Ramallah, Palestine.

Zaha HassanZaha Hassan (3)

Zaha Hassan is a human rights lawyer, activist and author of the forthcoming novel, “Die Standing Like Trees”.

Hadeel KhalifehHadeel Khalifeh (3)

Hadeel Khalifeh is Palestinian studying English Literature at An-Najah National University in Nablus, West Bank, Occupied Palestine.
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Lexi ZeidanLexi Zeidan (3)

Lexi Zeidan is a Palestinian Jordanian American and a graduate of Michigan State University. She has also participated in Teach for America.

Yasmine BadaouiYasmine Badaoui (2)

Yasmine is a hyphenated human who writes strange fiction and bad poetry while juggling her two children. Her work has appeared in Khaber Khaslan, Missmuslim, Paper Mag and sisterhood. She is contributing Editor at the Civil Arab.

Gege AbyadGege Abyad (2)

Gege Al Abyad, is originally from Jaffa, but grew up in the Gaza Strip. She attended Al-Azhar University, where she received her BA in English and French literature. She questions all kind of limitations and social restrictions like nationality, gender and religion. She is a part of young writer's collective in Gaza named "We Are Not Numbers"

Haifaa MradHaifaa Mrad (2)

Haifaa Mrad (هيفاء مراد) is Arab-American immigrant working as a teacher in Michigan. She looks forward to her morning Arabic coffee time while reading the news!

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