By Somaya Sami Sabry
How do Arab-American ladies writers and performers interrogate valuable tropes within the present polarized and old second? Sabry means that the determine of Sheherazade and the assumption of the Arabian Nights, with their issues of transformation and alter, supply a standard cultural area 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 important analyses Sabry finds how every one of those writers and performers interact in various methods with Sheherazadian narrative and orality, and hence forge a position for cultural translation and negotiation-interrogating stereotypes of oppressed Muslim/Arab girls whilst that they navigate belonging and id in a hostile/ambivalent surroundings.
Combining literary, cultural and political research, and laying off new mild on Arab-American women’s negotiations of identification, this ebook could be necessary for all these drawn to the Arab-American international, American ethnic experiences and race, in addition to diaspora reports, women’s reviews, literature, cultural reports and function studies.
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Arab-American Women's Writing and Performance: Orientalism, Race and the Idea of the Arabian Nights (International Library of Cultural Studies) by Somaya Sami Sabry