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Moustafa Bayoumi

Moustafa Bayoumi is the author of the critically acclaimed How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America (Penguin), which won an American Book Award and the Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction. The book has also been translated into Arabic by Arab Scientific Publishers. His latest book, This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror, was chosen as a Best Book of 2015 by The Progressive magazine and was also awarded the Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction. Bayoumi is also a columnist for The Guardian, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York MagazineThe NationalCNN.comThe London Review of BooksThe NationThe Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Progressive, and other places. He is also the co-editor of the Edward Said Reader (Vintage) and editor of Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: the Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict (O/R Books & Haymarket Books). He has been featured in The Wall Street JournalThe Chicago Sun-Times, and on CNN, FOX News, Book TV, National Public Radio, and many other media outlets from around the world. Bayoumi is Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. In 2015, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Southern Vermont College. He is the guest editor of the latest Surviving Issue of the Arab American lit journal Mizna. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. (Oh, and he tweeted the most re-tweeted tweet of the 2016 USA presidential debates. This one!)

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