The Syrian World Vol. 03 no. 11


The Syrian World Vol. 03 no. 11


Vol. 3 no. 11 of The Syrian World published May 1929 begins with an article by George A. Ferris which discusses future of Syrians in America, and the possibility of losing their culture while assimilating into American society, which so often occurs with other ethnic groups. The next piece is a travel journal of sorts by Ameen Rihani, which details his trip to Arabia (never before published), and his encounter with King Hussein of Jordan (a supposed direct descendant of Muhammed). It is followed by a poem by Kahlil Gibran titled Out of My Deeper Heart, a discussion of faith. Next is a poem by Dr. Nejib A. Katibah titled The Sudanese Soldier, a piece reminiscent of the time that the writer himself served with the British Armed forces in the conquest of Sudan. Next by Philip K. Hitti has a chapter excerpt from Usama. Dr. Salim Y. Alkazin is featured next with a poem called In the Rose Season, which discusses the time of year where roses bloom, and which the poet states is also "love's season". Yet another poem follows translated from Arabic by Labeebee A. J. Hanna titled Man is Dead. A collection of sonnets by Thomas Asa (dedicated to Gibran K. Gibran) are next with a primary theme of friendship. The final article presented is written by Dr. George Knaysi an instructor of bacteriology at Cornell University. The article is titled Man is Potentially Immortal, and it discusses the uncertainty and curiosity that accompanies the unknown territory of life and death in a scientific sense. The issue concludes with the Reader's Forum, excerpts from the Arab press, and more on the political developments in Syria.


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Salloum A. Mokarzel and Syrian-American Press, “The Syrian World Vol. 03 no. 11,” Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Archive, accessed March 25, 2023,