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The Feeling of Being Watched: Assia’s Reading List

Assia’s Reading List


This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror by Moustafa Bayoumi

Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness by Simone Browne

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind the Financial War on Terror by Ibrahim Warde

Muslim Cool by Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors

Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire by Deepa Kumar

The Right To Look: A Counter-History of Visuality by Nicholas Mirzoeff

Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown

Agents of Repression: The FBI's Secret War Against the Black Panther Party by Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall

American Islamophobia by Khaled A. Beydoun

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Dubois

Orientalism by Edward Said


Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

1984 by George Orwell

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz

The Refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen

A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar

Arab in America by Toufic El Rassi


Halal If You Hear Me by Fatima Asghar & Safia Elhillo


The War Outside by Monica Hesse