Amal Talaat Abdelrazek's Contemporary Arab American Women Writers: Hyphenated PDF

By Amal Talaat Abdelrazek

ISBN-10: 1934043710

ISBN-13: 9781934043714

this can be a profound examine of ways modern Arab American ladies writers who've been marginalized and silenced, specifically after 9-11, are declaring the racism, oppression, and marginalization they event within the usa and are starting to discover the particularities in their personal ethnic histories. The e-book focuses quite often on 4 works through modern Arab American girls writers: A Border Passage (1999) via Leila Ahmed, Emails from Scheherazad via Mohja Khaf, West of the Jordan (2003) via Laila Halaby, and Crescent (2003) by means of Diana Abu-Jaber, studying how every one of those works uniquely tackles the belief of getting a hyphenated identity--an identification that has been complex by means of dwelling in a adversarial 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 ability to belong to a country because it wages conflict of their Arab homelands, helps the removal of Palestine, and racializes Arab males as terrorists and Arab girls as oppressed sufferers, whereas investigating the topics 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 activities that during influence abandon Arab girls to their iron rule.

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