April is Arab American Heritage Month in the States! Here are five Arab American narrators to listen to all year long. For more recommendations, browse these audiobooks by Arab American authors.
Peter Ganim is an award-winning actor, as well as a writer, director, and a narrator of audiobooks with a “resonant and melodious voice” (AudioFile). An American artist of Lebanese, Syrian, and Slovak descent, he lives in New York City.
An actor and voice actor, Lameece Issaq is the co-founder of Noor Theatre, a company dedicated to artists of Middle Eastern descent. She’s narrated everything from middle grade stories to literary fiction to Star Trek tales.
A first-generation Egyptian born in America, Suehyla El-Attar’s work as a voice actor has been called “impeccable” by AudioFile. You might recognize her from TV shows such as The Resident or the podcast Tomorrow’s Monsters!
Rasha Zamamiri is an actor, singer, and voice over artist. Her “exquisite” narration for As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow led to her winning a 2022 AudioFile Earphones award.
Amin El Gamal
An actor who is known best for his roles on Good Trouble and Prison Break: Sequel, the latter of which established them as the first openly queer Muslim actor to play a leading role on a TV show, Amin El Gamal has narrated fan favorites including If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English and The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi.