Beyond Memory: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Creative Nonfiction

An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Creative Nonfiction
University of Arkansas Press
  • erscheint ca. am 30. März 2020
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 250 Seiten
978-1-68226-130-9 (ISBN)
This anthology brings together the voices of both new and established Arab American writers in a compilation of creative nonfiction that reveals the stories of the Arab diaspora in styles that range from the traditional to the experimental. Writers from Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, and Syria explore issues related to politics, family, culture, and racism. Coming from different belief systems and cultures and including first- and second-generation immigrants as well as those whose identities encompass more than a single culture, these writers tell stories that speak to the complexity of the Arab American experience.
  • Englisch
  • Fayetteville
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
978-1-68226-130-9 (9781682261309)
Pauline Kaldas is the author of Looking Both Ways, The Time between Places, Letters from Cairo, and the Egyptian Compass, and she is the coeditor of Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction. She is professor of English and creative writing at Hollins University.

Khaled Mattawa is the author of the poetry collection Tocqueville and coeditor of Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction. A MacArthur Fellow and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, he is professor of English and creative writing at the University of Michigan, where he edits the Michigan Quarterly Review.
Elmaz Abinader | Pain Management
George Abraham | in which you do not ask the state of israel to commit suicide
Nabeel Abraham | On the Road with Bob: Peddling in the Early Sixties
Rabih Alameddine | Comforting Myths: Notes from a Purveyor
Hayan Charara | Going Places
Safia Elhillo | at the intersection
Joseph Geha | Where I'm From-Originally
Hadil Ghoneim | Baba and the Pontiac
Layla Azmi Goushey | Profile of a Citizen: Generations Then and Now
Tariq Al Haydar | Machine Language
Randa Jarrar | Biblioclast
Fady Joudah | Your Name Is on the List and Other Vignettes
Joe Kadi | The Saving Grace of a Favorite Cousin
Mohja Kahf | I Cannot Go to Syria
Pauline Kaldas | From Looking Both Ways: Walking Home, To Walk Cautiously in the World, A Sense of Direction
Laila Lalami | So to Speak
Lisa Suhair Majaj | Journeys to Jerusalem
Khaled Mattawa | Repatriation: A Libya Memoir
Iman Mersal | The Displaced Voice
Philip Metres | The Paperless "Palestinian" and the Russian P'liceman
Susan Muaddi Darraj | Bint Al-Halal: Mosaic of an Arab American Girlhood
Naomi Shihab Nye | One Village
Steven Salaita | Why I Was Fired
Mathew Shenoda | Christopher Columbus Was A Damn Blasted Liar: On the Narrative of Discovery in Global Literature
Kamelya Omayma Youssef | Frayed Towel Made Holy: Prayer [Rug] for This Nonbeliever
Pauline Kaldas and Khaled Mattawa collaborate again to put together a wonderful anthology of creative nonfiction by Arab American authors. The depth and breadth of this anthology speak for the multiple facets of the Arab diaspora in the US, reflecting on the challenges of occupying multiple political and cultural landscapes and reconnecting the disconnection between US hegemonic policies in the Middle East and domestic US racial politics. The authors in this anthology, such as Rabih Alameddine, Iman Mersal, Elmaz Abinader, Matthew Shenoda, Mohja Kahf, and Joe Kadi, to name only a few, offer a thick description for the most intricate and intimate moments in their lives as children and as adults growing up in different countries, feeling estranged in both home country and host country." - Dalia Gomaa

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