Arab American Heritage Month: Author Spotlight

Celebrating Arab American Heritage

Meet Etaf Rum

The month of April celebrates Arab American Heritage. This month recognizes the Arabic community’s rich history and contributions to society. As we honor Arabic heritage and stories, we also recognize the polarization surrounding this community – and want to elevate these voices.

Meet Etaf Rum – a Palestinian-American New York Times bestselling novelist, educator, and entrepreneur. Etaf’s books and advocacy provide visibility to the Palestinian and Arab American experience. Her work has inspired readers and audiences from all walks of life – and she’s collected quite a few accolades in the process.

Etaf’s debut novel, A Woman Is Man, garnered attention as a Today Show Read with Jenna Pick, marking the beginning of her literary acclaim. With her latest novel, Evil Eye, recognized as an NPR Best Book of the Year, Etaf Rum solidifies her position as a leading voice in literary fiction that transcends continents and histories.