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By Carol Fadda-Conrey

The final couple of many years have witnessed a flourishing of Arab-American literature throughout a number of genres. but, elevated curiosity during this literature is sarcastically paralleled through a time-honored bias opposed to Arabs and Muslims that portrays their lengthy presence within the US as a up to date and unwelcome phenomenon. Spanning the Nineties to the current, Carol Fadda-Conrey takes within the sweep of literary and cultural texts by means of Arab-American writers that allows you to comprehend the ways that their depictions of Arab homelands, even if real or imagined, play a vital position in shaping cultural articulations people citizenship and belonging. by way of announcing themselves inside of a US framework whereas conserving connections to their homelands, Arab-Americans contest the blanket representations of themselves as dictated by way of the U.S. nation-state.
 
Deploying a multidisciplinary framework on the intersection of Middle-Eastern reports, US ethnic reviews, and diaspora stories, Fadda-Conrey argues for a transnational discourse that overturns the usually inflexible affiliations embedded in ethnic labels. Tracing the shifts in transnational views, from the founders of Arab-American literature, like Gibran Kahlil Gibran and Ameen Rihani, to fashionable writers equivalent to Naomi Shihab Nye, Joseph Geha, Randa Jarrar, and Suheir Hammad, Fadda-Conrey reveals that modern Arab-American writers depict powerful but advanced attachments to the united states panorama. She explores how the belief of house is negotiated among immigrant mom and dad and next generations, along analyses of texts that paintings towards fostering extra nuanced understandings of Arab and Muslim identities within the wake of post-9/11 anti-Arab sentiments.

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By Carol Fadda-Conrey

The final couple of many years have witnessed a flourishing of Arab-American literature throughout a number of genres. but, elevated curiosity during this literature is sarcastically paralleled through a time-honored bias opposed to Arabs and Muslims that portrays their lengthy presence within the US as a up to date and unwelcome phenomenon. Spanning the Nineties to the current, Carol Fadda-Conrey takes within the sweep of literary and cultural texts by means of Arab-American writers that allows you to comprehend the ways that their depictions of Arab homelands, even if real or imagined, play a vital position in shaping cultural articulations people citizenship and belonging. by way of announcing themselves inside of a US framework whereas conserving connections to their homelands, Arab-Americans contest the blanket representations of themselves as dictated by way of the U.S. nation-state.
 
Deploying a multidisciplinary framework on the intersection of Middle-Eastern reports, US ethnic reviews, and diaspora stories, Fadda-Conrey argues for a transnational discourse that overturns the usually inflexible affiliations embedded in ethnic labels. Tracing the shifts in transnational views, from the founders of Arab-American literature, like Gibran Kahlil Gibran and Ameen Rihani, to fashionable writers equivalent to Naomi Shihab Nye, Joseph Geha, Randa Jarrar, and Suheir Hammad, Fadda-Conrey reveals that modern Arab-American writers depict powerful but advanced attachments to the united states panorama. She explores how the belief of house is negotiated among immigrant mom and dad and next generations, along analyses of texts that paintings towards fostering extra nuanced understandings of Arab and Muslim identities within the wake of post-9/11 anti-Arab sentiments.

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