Ameen Rihani Organization
"We can not understand each other, if our sympathies are always safely tucked away; we can not understand each other, if our approaches are always academic or conventional; we can not understand each other, if we crawl back into our shells every time we see a worm across our path."
Ameen Rihani, 1930
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New Rihani Manuscript is Published

Letters to Uncle Sam, a manuscript by Ameen Rihani, was recently published by Platform International in Washington, DC. The book is comprised of four letters written to Uncle Sam, the personality that symbolizes the United States of America. In this book, Rihani defends the role of the Lebanese Americans and that of other Arab Americans in the United States during World War I. These letters were written between 1917 and 1919.

Rihani explains his commitment to the cause of liberating the countries in the Middle East. He clarifies his role in Mexico in 1917 where he went to establish chapters for the League of Liberation (from the Ottoman Empire) for Lebanon and Syria. For this purpose, he held several meetings with diplomats from Britain, France, Mexico and the United States. These meetings took place in Madrid, Paris, Mexico City and Washington, DC.

This is the third book in a series of Rihani's English manuscripts published during the past 18 months, after Critiques in Art (a collection of essays on art criticism) and Wajdah (a play in four acts). This series is being published with the support of the Ministry of Culture in Lebanon and the Ameen Rihani Organization in Washington, DC.

To obtain a copy of this 54-page book (ISBN 1-930733-00-3, Library of Congress Control Number 2001117305) priced at U.S. $16, you may order it by contacting the Ameen Rihani Organization and sending an email that contains your shipping address and the required quantity to ARO.