Weekly Book List, February 28, 2014

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Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary by Alex Lubin (University of North Carolina Press; 256 pages; $29.95). Documents links between African-American political thought and political movements of the Middle East since the mid-19th century.

Islam Is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority by Zareena Grewal (New York University Press; 393 pages; $79