DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Arab American National Museum this weekend will honor its annual book award winners as well as the lifetime achievements of a social historian.
The museum in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn holds its Arab American Book Award ceremony Saturday.
Among those honored are late journalist Anthony Shadid in the nonfiction category for "House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East." The fiction honor went to Joseph Geha's "Lebanese Blonde," a tale of drug running between Toledo, Ohio, and Lebanon during that nation's civil war.
The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Alixa Naff, who died in June. She's been described as "the mother of Arab-American studies" for her work, including a collection of oral histories and artifacts that she donated to the Smithsonian.
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