By Somaya Sami Sabry
How do Arab-American girls writers and performers interrogate significant tropes within the present polarized and old second? Sabry means that the determine of Sheherazade and the belief of the Arabian Nights, with their subject matters of transformation and alter, provide a typical 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 dwelling within the Hyphen-Nation to Maysoon Zayid’s stand-up comedy. via shut readings and important analyses Sabry unearths how each one of those writers and performers have interaction in various methods with Sheherazadian narrative and orality, and therefore forge a situation for cultural translation and negotiation-interrogating stereotypes of oppressed Muslim/Arab girls whilst that they navigate belonging and id in a hostile/ambivalent atmosphere.
Combining literary, cultural and political research, and laying off new gentle on Arab-American women’s negotiations of id, this booklet might be essential for all these drawn to the Arab-American global, American ethnic stories and race, in addition to diaspora reviews, women’s experiences, 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