Download e-book for kindle: Contemporary Arab American Women Writers: Hyphenated by Amal Talaat Abdelraze

By Amal Talaat Abdelraze

ISBN-10: 1934043710

ISBN-13: 9781934043714

this can be a profound learn of ways modern Arab American girls writers who've been marginalized and silenced, specially after 11th of September, are declaring the racism, oppression, and marginalization they adventure within the usa and are commencing to discover the particularities in their personal ethnic histories. The ebook focuses generally on 4 works by means of modern Arab American girls writers: A Border Passage (1999) by means of Leila Ahmed, Emails from Scheherazad by means of Mohja Khaf, West of the Jordan (2003) through Laila Halaby, and Crescent (2003) through Diana Abu-Jaber, interpreting how each one of those works uniquely tackles the assumption of getting a hyphenated identity--an id that has been complex through dwelling in a antagonistic setting and residing in a borderzone. during this publication, the writer articulately examines how Leila Ahmed, Mohja Khaf, Laila Halaby, and Diana Abu Jaber discover what it skill to belong to a kingdom because it wages warfare of their Arab homelands, helps the removal of Palestine, and racializes Arab males as terrorists and Arab girls as oppressed sufferers, whereas investigating the subjects of exile, doubleness, "split vision," and distinction. utilizing postcolonial and feminist literary theories, the writer insightfully investigates how those Arab American ladies writers critique highbrow developments that will be understood as making concessions to Western and Orientalist fundamentalist regimes and events that during influence abandon Arab ladies to their iron rule.

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