The Diatribes of a Dying Tribe
Arab American National Museum
Written by Yassin Alsalman, aka. Narcy
The Diatribes Of A Dying Tribe is the story of four young Arab men who joined forces to create their own representative governing meeting. Excentrik, Ragtop, Omar Offendum, and the Narcist spend two weeks in California and endless hours on a computer crafting the Fear of an Arab Planet; an examination of the heightened anxiety towards Islam, the Oriental gaze towards the Arab face and the ever-growing paranoia of the 'other' all over some bangin; beats to rock to. As a post analytical view of the making of an album, this book serves as a document on the burgeoning Arab poetry scene, and how the two mother cultures of a migrant society coalesced through a modern hyper-culture called Hip=Hop. From TSA agents to ABC rappers, The Arab Summit Were on a mission to be heard... and that is exactly what happened. Read up on the black comedy is to be brown, in a white man's world (said in 2Pac cadence).