Five Arab American Narrators You Should Be Listening To

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 

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.

Peter Ganim

Arab Boy Delivered

Cobalt Red

Run, Rose, Run

Lameece Issaq 

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. 

Lameece Issaq

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi

The Thirty Names of Night

A Hundred Other Girls

Suehyla El-Attar

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

Suehyla El-Attar

Promise Boys

We Were Once a Family

Trust Exercise

Rasha Zamamiri

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.  

Rasha Zamamiri

Fencing with the King

As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow

Mirror to Mirror

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.   

Amin El Gamal 

If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English

The Kindred

Mama in Congress

Are there any narrators you love that we missed? Let us know in the comments! 

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