Review: When Magic Failed

lebanonProfessor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh, chair of BC’s Eastern, Slavic, and German Studies Department, has written a review of Fouad Ajami’s memoir, When Magic Failed: A Memoir of a Lebanese Childhood, Caught Between East and West. The review was published in the Journal of the Middle East and Africa. Ajami, who died in 2014, was a scholar of Middle Eastern issues. He was born in Arnoun, Lebanon and was a professor at Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Hoover Institution. Salameh writes in the review: “In this work, Ajami shows himself to have in fact been an unpretentious erudite who expressed the truths he learned in childhood from his village elders and teachers with an unassuming but profound simplicity.” | In addition, Salameh and a former student have contributed two Phoenician recipes, with historical and philological overviews, to Joukowsky Cookbook II (Brown University, 2022). Recipe: Lebanese Shawarma and the Origins of the Meat Wrap  |  Recipe: Waraq ’Einab / “Aate” / Dolma: Edible Vines with Ancient Roots

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