By Somaya Sami Sabry
How do Arab-American girls writers and performers interrogate imperative tropes within the present polarized and old second? Sabry means that the determine of Sheherazade and the assumption of the Arabian Nights, with their subject matters of transformation and alter, supply a typical cultural house for the exploration and reinterpretation of those stereotypes around the paintings of latest writers and performers-from Diana Abu-Jaber’s Crescent to Mohja Kahf’s E-Mails from Scheherazad, from Laila Farah’s residing within the Hyphen-Nation to Maysoon Zayid’s stand-up comedy. via shut readings and significant analyses Sabry finds how each one of those writers and performers have interaction in various methods with Sheherazadian narrative and orality, and hence forge a place for cultural translation and negotiation-interrogating stereotypes of oppressed Muslim/Arab girls while that they navigate belonging and identification in a hostile/ambivalent setting.
Combining literary, cultural and political research, and laying off new mild on Arab-American women’s negotiations of identification, this e-book can be critical for all these drawn to the Arab-American international, American ethnic reviews and race, in addition to diaspora reviews, women’s reviews, literature, cultural reports and function studies.
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