Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction

Dinarzad s Children An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction In The Thousand and One Nights it is ShahrazadAa s sister Dinarzad who each night asks for a story This collection of twenty four modern tales by eighteen authors offers up a mix of previously publi

  • Title: Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction
  • Author: Pauline Kaldas Khaled Mattawa D.H. Melhem Mohja Kahf Yussef El Guindi Samia Serageldin May Mansoor Munn Sahar Kayyal
  • ISBN: 9781557287816
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • In The Thousand and One Nights it is ShahrazadAa s sister, Dinarzad, who each night asks for a story This collection of twenty four modern tales by eighteen authors offers up a mix of previously published and new works, creating a literary road map to Arab American literature today Here authors of Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian, Egyptian, and Libyan descent, some with estIn The Thousand and One Nights it is ShahrazadAa s sister, Dinarzad, who each night asks for a story This collection of twenty four modern tales by eighteen authors offers up a mix of previously published and new works, creating a literary road map to Arab American literature today Here authors of Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian, Egyptian, and Libyan descent, some with established reputations, others new young writers, tell tales about Muslims and Christians, recent immigrants and fully assimilated Americans, teenagers and grandmothers, guerillas and peaceniks, professors, housewives, grocers, bookies, those who long for their homeland, and those who refuse to speak Arabic A number of the stories center on conflicts between immigrants and their American born children Others wrestle openly with topics such as in group stereotyping, domestic violence, familial discord, and other difficult issues But what sets this literature apart from other ethnic literatures is its tendency to keep an eye on the overseas political situation By turns sassy or lyrical, biting or humorous, always moving, the stories in this collection are good reading and an important contribution to the body of ethnic American literature.Contents How we are bound by Patricia Sarrafian WardThe new world by Susan Muaddi DarrajA frame for the sky Lost in freakin yonkers by Randa JarrarOh, Lebanon by Evelyn ShakirFire and sand by Laila HalabyNews from Phoenix And what else by Joseph GehaThe salad lady by Rawi HageThe coal bin by D.H MelhemManar of Hama The spiced chicken queen of Mickaweaquah, Iowa by Mohja KahfStage directions for an extended conversation by Yussef El GuindiIt s not about that by Samia SerageldinAirport Bluebird by Pauline KaldasEdge of rock by May Mansoor MunnShakespeare in the Gaza Strip by Sahar KayyalArabic lessons by David Williams

    Dinarzad s Children An Anthology Of Contemporary Arab Dinarzad s Children An Anthology Of Contemporary Arab American Fiction The range of individuals is daunting, as the publisher notes Muslims and Christians, recent immigrants and fully assimilated Americans, teenagers and grandmothers, guerrillas and peace protesters, professors, housewives, grocers, bookies, those who long for their homeland, and those who refuse to speak Arabic. Dinarzad s Children An Anthology of Contemporary Arab Dinarzad s Children An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction Pauline Kaldas, Khaled Mattawa on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The first edition of Dinarzad s Children was a groundbreaking and popular anthology that brought to light the growing body of short fiction being written by Arab Americans. Dinarzad s Children An Anthology of Contemporary Arab Dinarzad s Children An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction Others wrestle openly with topics such as in group stereotyping, domestic violence, familial discord, and other difficult issues But what sets this literature apart from other ethnic literatures is its tendency to keep an eye on the overseas political situation. Dinarzad s Children Laila Lalami Dinarzad s Children November , I m thrilled to let you all know that I have a short story in Dinarzad s Children , an anthology of Arab American writing edited by Dinarzads Children An Anthology Of Contemporary Arab Description Women can be so annoying but you gotta love em Dinarzads children an anthology of contemporary arab american fiction pauline kaldas khaled mattawa on com free shipping on qualifying offers the first edition of dinarzads children was a groundbreaking and popular anthology that brought to light the growing body of short Dinarzad s Children An Anthology of Contemporary Arab Dinarzad s Children An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction by Pauline Kaldas The first edition of Dinarzad s Children was a groundbreaking and popular anthology that brought to light the growing body of short fiction being written by Arab Americans. Dinarzad s children an anthology of contemporary Arab Pauline Kaldas is assistant professor of English and creative writing at Hollins University She was born in Egypt and immigrated to the United States in . Pauline Kaldas and Khaled Mattawa, eds Dinarzad s Dinarzad s Children An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction is the first compilation of creative work by Arab American authors to appear after September , with its various featured stories serving in very subtle ways to replace the damning image of the terrorist Arab with human and realistic portrayals of the everyday lives of Arab Americans in the U.S.

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    1. Some really good short stories in here. It did range. Some were a tad predictable. But a good read none the less.


    2. Short stories are not my favorite -- just as I get involved with a character, the story is over. But this was a good introduction to some Arab American writers of diverse backgrounds. And the characters are diverse as well -- Christian and Muslim, recent immigrants and American-born, assimilated and not. My favorite stories were "News from Phoenix" in which an Arab and a Jewish couple slowly overcome their suspicion and become friends, "Spiced Chicken Queen" about an abused woman who is fearful [...]


    3. A rich sampling of short stories by a diverse and talented group of American writers. Several author's works, such as Randa Jarrar's (a favorite author of mine), were bold on its own terms, outside of this collection. Other stories reflected themes which are familiar from having read about other American immigrant experiences, such as those of Asian Americans and Latinos. I was heartened by those similarities.Ultimately, I most appreciated and enjoyed the range of topics, styles and creativity i [...]


    4. Many works on Arab American Literature begin with Shahrazad, the story-teller from The Thousand and One Nights . This anthology begins with Shahrazad's sister Dinarzad. She is the one who requests the story. As the editors point out, "Central as she was to the structure of the tales, she disappears into silence." The editors find Dinarzad a more appropriate figure for contemporary Arab American experience. Dinarzad becomes a figure to discuss silence and absence and the hidden vanished narrative [...]



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