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Tareq Abu Alrub

About this Interview

Tareq Abu Al Rub was interviewed via Zoom on October 10, 2022 by his friend Abdallah H. Alnakhal for the Liberal Studies 450, Integrative Studies course.  Mr. Abu Al Rub actually lives in Illinois, having grown up in Jordan and Saudi Arabia and attending college in Jordan and Germany.  The conversation covers his travels in the Middle East and life in the United States, with some comparisons of life in Illinois and in Michigan (including a  friendly debate over which state has the best Arab cuisine!).

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For Further Reading

On the Arabian Peninusala

El Bakri, Alia. "'Memories of the Beloved': Oral Histories from the 1916–19 Siege of Medina." International Journal of Middle East Studies 46, no. 4 (2014): 703-718. Link.

Lücking, Mirjam. "Working in Mecca." European Journal of East Asian Studies 16, no. 2 (2017): 248-274. Link.

Stockton, Ronald R. "The Palestinians of Dearborn, Michigan." Psychological Reports 56, no. 1 (1985): 123-129. Link.

Zelkovitz, Ido. "A Paradise Lost? the Rise and Fall of the Palestinian Community in Kuwait." Middle Eastern Studies 50, no. 1 (2014): 86-99. Link.