Skip to main content
Cover for Amreekiya (University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose)

Amreekiya (University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose)

Lena Mahmoud


List Price: 24.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Isra Shadi, a twenty-one-year-old woman of mixed Palestinian and white descent, lives in California with her paternal amu (uncle), amtu (aunt), and cousins after the death of her mother and abandonment by her father at a young age. Ever the outcast in her amu and amtu's household, they eagerly encourage Isra to marry and leave. After rejecting a string of undesirable suitors, she marries Yusef, an old love from her past.

In Amreekiya, author Lena Mahmoud deftly j.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813176376, 194pp.

Publication Date: November 9, 2018

About the Author

Lena Mahmoud was nominated for Pushcart Prizes for her story "Al Walad" and her essay "The Psyche of a Palestinian-American Writer" and was shortlisted for the OWT Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sinister Guru, KNOT Magazine, Pulp Literature, Fifth Wednesday Journal, and Sukoon.