1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $14.95

Buy for $14.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

ARAB humanist is a story of an Arab woman who rebelled against her family while living in America. She wanted to claim her own independence and womanhood but was crippled by her naivety, poverty, and lack of a good social safety net. The intention of this story is not to demonize the Arab or the American culture. From the viewpoint of the author, the poor, especially women, in all cultures are treated badly - just in different ways. In ARAB humanist, a fresh light is shed on one of the most important humanist topics of our time: “Universal, Unconditional Basic Income.” 

Nohad A Nassif - Creative Activist (Writer/Illustrator)

Nohad A Nassif, a humanist, an atheist, and a progressive, is an Arab-American, originally from Lebanon.

www.nohadnassif.com
www.facebook.com/a.humanist.book 

Laura Hanna - Production Director/Narrator 

Laura Hanna is a British/Egyptian actress from London and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Working across theatre, film, radio, and voice over, her other audio work includes Nawal El Saadawi's Woman at Point Zero (Audible), The Arabian Nights, The Eustace Diamonds, and The Old Man in the Moon (all BBC Radio 4)

Twitter: @LauraHanna1
www.spotlight.com/4217-7862-7496 

Greg Lockett - Narrator

Greg Lockett trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Recent audiobooks include A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley, The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop, and Love to Stay by Adam Hamilton. Radio work includes Hollywood Endings 2: Doubles and Babycakes, both for BBC Radio 4.

Twitter: @GregLockett

Robbie MacInnes - Editor/Recording Engineer

Robbie MacInnes is an audio producer who makes documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, as well as podcasts for BBC Sounds, Audible, Tate Britain, and the Gorillaz to name a few. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Noon & Ta', LLC (P)2019 Noon & Ta', LLC

More from the same

What listeners say about Arab Humanist: The Necessity of Basic Income

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Book

An illustrative survival story of Loulou an arab woman trying to make it between two cultures all while fighting poverty as well as issues that face a woman through such an experience that is full of ups and downs. What makes it even more special is that it also discusses an innovative solution: The Basic Income. and explains (by relating it to Loulou's life) how it can make humans better, towards a less painful and more free and creative life. In short a very eloquent and emotionally touching book that is a good read and hear

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent Book

Loulou was a child and life's experience turned her into a strong and independent woman. She went through a lot until she figured out that Basic Income is the solution to people who struggled with society's hardship, poverty, and suffering. We're all born equally; it doesn't matter what your race, class, religion, or identity is. This book is proof of that. Everyone of us shares a part of Loulou's problems. Great book in all its contents: story, narrators, graphics, and composition.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Basic Income Is Possible

This book left me believing that Basic Income is possible to all people in need. Basic Income can save young women like Loulou from poverty, suffering, and humiliation. Loulou is a great model of courage and strength.
The story is very emotional. The writer is brave and honest about her experience. The narrators are excellent. The artworks are rich and very detailed. It's a must-read book and can't wait for the next one.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love the idea of Universal Basic Income

The narrators are excellent. The audiobook is well done! I love the idea of Universal Basic Income and support it. #YangGang2020!
It is an easy hear, but in some parts, it's deeply emotional. It exposes the truth behind the struggle of the poor, especially women and children, in all societies and all cultures. I recommend this audiobook for anyone interested in Women issues and Poverty issues.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The story left me feeling hopeful

I like that the author cares about all kinds of human rights issues, not just basic income. After the main character Loulou ran away from her family, she struggled and got broken to pieces for lack of anyone's support. It was great to see how she put herself together again.
Loulou is one of those people who have a lot to give but are unable to work in the traditional structure of our society. Therefore, these kinds of people suffer extra. A basic income is a great and just solution for everyone. The story left me feeling hopeful about the protagonist, and a little bit about our world.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A human story worth being told

Arab Humanist is a tragically beautiful semi-autobiographical story about a woman named LouLou who moved from one personal struggle to another in a desperate search for self, independence, autonomy, and self-actualization. Seeking her agency, LouLou navigates repression, freedom, and the toxic and positive expectations of the people around her.

The book is framed by a narrative argument for a universal income, punctuating the story with a step back into the bigger picture about how a universal income would lift women like LouLou out of poverty, societal insecurity, familial and partner abuse, and educational pits. This is one of those important stories to read to understand the struggles, successes, and lives of real women in their own voices. It’s also an important point of evidence in the case for a Basic Universal Income. Historically, women from underrepresented classes and races, have suffered the most from income inequality, therefore a UBI would be a boon to women like LouLou.

With her own unique art to illustrate the story Nohad tells us a story that is as much an autobiography as it is a narrative digression about the human condition. Nohad's storytelling pulls you into a world and point of view that is not often told but often lived by many women. That alone makes this story worth every cent and every moment spent reading. I gave it five stars because the writing is beautiful, the story compelling, and the information opened my mind to people and ideas I hadn’t considered before. Also, as I listened to the audiobook, the narrators do an excellent job of telling the story with emotion and care.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This book is not your everyday book on humanism

I am glad I heard this heartfelt true story. I admire this artist’s honesty and fearlessness! This is a rare and unique Arabic gem that won't disappoint. The emotional short story, the lively art, and the plea for basic income - all created a rich book beautifully layered. That is a humanist and a feminist's work, indeed.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Horrible

The ideas are repetitive and horrible. The biography is bad, and it's a shame I wasted a second on it. The story lacks perspective and gets involved in the egoistic person's life. The work feels like reading a cheap version of the novel Emma.

2 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Madhu Jha
  • Madhu Jha
  • 11-14-19

she is my voice..may be a voice of million others

"It's my voice... " is the first thought that comes on listening to the words of the amazing author Nohad.
As I went through each chapter, I felt the core of my being touched . My inner voice represented honestly ,brutally but so beautifully.
The concept of universal basic income should reach by far the largest audience and also the inequalities we face globally cause of race,gender,languages,religion,economic condition and every other human made barriers or constructs...
My infinite gratitude to the universe for this courageous human Nohad and to Nohad herself as the author of the amazing work of art,the book as well her beautiful pieces of art.
I eagerly await for more ...
Thank you Nohad.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mrs. S. Fisher
  • Mrs. S. Fisher
  • 11-28-19

Loved it! This book deserves to be heard!

It's educational, moving, beautifully performed and written, honest, thought provoking and unforgettable. I loved the narration and found the whole book beautiful, touching and very moving. It makes important points about how we live in society and support the most vulnerable, in such a personal and engaging way, tieing together the personal story of Lulu with the societal implications. Brilliant, I couldn't wait to hear more!