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Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Carol Fadda-Conrey


The last couple of decades have witnessed a flourishing of Arab-American literature across multiple genres. Yet, increased interest in this literature is ironically paralleled by a prevalent bias against Arabs and Muslims that portrays their long presence in the U.S. as a recent and unwelcome phenomenon. Spanning the 1990s to the present, this book takes in the sweep of literary and cultural texts by Arab-American writers in order to understand the ways in which their depictions of Arab homelands, whether actual or imagined, play a crucial role in shaping cultural articulations of U.S. citizen ... More

Keywords: Arab-American literature, Arabs, Muslims, Arab homelands, Middle-Eastern studies, U.S. ethnic studies, diaspora studies, Arab-American writers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479826926
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479826926.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol Fadda-Conrey, author