Contemporary Arab American Women Writers: Hyphenated by Amal Talaat Abdelrazek

By Amal Talaat Abdelrazek

it is a profound learn of ways modern Arab American girls writers who've been marginalized and silenced, particularly after 11th of September, are stating the racism, oppression, and marginalization they event within the usa and are commencing to discover the particularities in their personal ethnic histories. The publication focuses often on 4 works through modern Arab American girls writers: A Border Passage (1999) by way of Leila Ahmed, Emails from Scheherazad via Mohja Khaf, West of the Jordan (2003) via Laila Halaby, and Crescent (2003) through Diana Abu-Jaber, studying how every one of those works uniquely tackles the belief of getting a hyphenated identity--an id that has been complex through dwelling in a adverse surroundings and dwelling in a borderzone. during this e-book, the writer articulately examines how Leila Ahmed, Mohja Khaf, Laila Halaby, and Diana Abu Jaber discover what it capacity to belong to a state because it wages battle 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 girls writers critique highbrow trends that would be understood as making concessions to Western and Orientalist fundamentalist regimes and pursuits that during impact abandon Arab girls to their iron rule.

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