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Scheherazade's Legacy free pdf 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 writing in English - 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, promise 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 western audiences. They consider aspects of identity, family, politics, memory and other crucial cultural issues that impact them personally and professionally as writers.

About Susan Muaddi Darra

Susan Muaddi Darraj is a teacher and freelance writer. Her articles, essays, and fiction have appeared in various publications and anthologies including Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century and Colonize This: Young Women of Color on Feminism.

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Author : Susan Muaddi Darra
Publisher : Praeger Publishers Inc
Data Published : 30 August 2004
ISBN : 0275981762
EAN : 9780275981761
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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