Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational by Carol Fadda-Conrey

By Carol Fadda-Conrey

The final couple of a long time have witnessed a flourishing of Arab-American literature throughout a number of genres. but, elevated curiosity during this literature is satirically paralleled by means of a time-honored bias opposed to Arabs and Muslims that portrays their lengthy presence within the US as a contemporary and unwelcome phenomenon. Spanning the Nineties to the current, Carol Fadda-Conrey takes within the sweep of literary and cultural texts by means of Arab-American writers on the way to comprehend the ways that their depictions of Arab homelands, no matter if genuine or imagined, play a very important function in shaping cultural articulations people citizenship and belonging. via announcing themselves inside of a US framework whereas holding connections to their homelands, Arab-Americans contest the blanket representations of themselves as dictated via the USA nation-state.
 
Deploying a multidisciplinary framework on the intersection of Middle-Eastern stories, US ethnic reviews, and diaspora experiences, Fadda-Conrey argues for a transnational discourse that overturns the customarily inflexible affiliations embedded in ethnic labels. Tracing the shifts in transnational views, from the founders of Arab-American literature, like Gibran Kahlil Gibran and Ameen Rihani, to fashionable writers equivalent to Naomi Shihab Nye, Joseph Geha, Randa Jarrar, and Suheir Hammad, Fadda-Conrey reveals that modern Arab-American writers depict powerful but complicated attachments to the USA panorama. She explores how the belief of house is negotiated among immigrant mom and dad and next generations, along analyses of texts that paintings towards fostering extra nuanced understandings of Arab and Muslim identities within the wake of post-9/11 anti-Arab sentiments.

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