Scheherazade's Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writing

By: Darraj, Susan Muaddi

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First edition. Bottom edge of front jacket panel bumped. Front board slightly bowed, minor highlighting. 2004 Hard Cover. xv, 159 pp. In a time when it seems that the gap of understanding between the West and the Middle East continues to widen, Scheherazade's Legacy builds a bridge between the two cultures. Collected here are the voices of those who define the genre of Arab Anglophone writing?that literature that describes the cultural experiences of those with Arab identities living, and often writing, in the West. Contributions from such writers as Naomi Shihab Nye, Diana Abu-Jaber, Suheir Hammad, Etal Adnan, Elmaz Abinader, and others, explore the complexities of writing in and for a culture not entirely their own. The essays here, complemented by selections, mostly original, of each author's work, promises to be a cornerstone in the study of writing by women writers of Arab descent who find themselves between two cultures, two worlds that are often at odds. With a foreword by Barbara Nimri Aziz, journalist, and founder of RAWI (Radius of Arab-American Writers), this collection is one of the first books to assemble the voices of women writers of Arab descent on the subject of writing itself. Contributors consider the difficulties, obstacles, joys, failures and successes of writing from an Arab perspective but largely for American audiences. They consider aspects of identity, family, politics, memory, and other crucial cultural issues that impact them personally and professionally as writers. In creative and thoughtful prose, these important women writers shed new light on what it means to be a writer in a world not fully your own.

Title: Scheherazade's Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writing

Author: Darraj, Susan Muaddi

Categories: American, American, Essays & Letters, Literary Criticism, Middle Eastern,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Praeger: 2004

ISBN Number: 0275981762

ISBN Number 13: 9780275981761

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2302516

Keywords: WRITING LITERATURE MIDDLE EAST MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY REFERENCE ARAB ARAB AMERICAN WOMEN WOMENS STUDIES SOCIOLOGY LITERARY CRITICISM ESSAYS,