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Anxiety of Erasure : Trauma, Authorship, and the Diaspora in Arab Women's Writings (Hardcover) (Hanadi

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This study analyzes the writings of Ghada al-Samman, Hanan al-Shaykh, Hamida al-Na'na', Hoda Barakat, Samar Yazbek, and Salwa al-Neimi, Arab women writers who experienced the trauma of authoritarian regimes in Syria and the Lebanese Civil War, and lived as diasporic citizens in Europe and North and South America. It explores the motifs of maw'udah (the female infant burial motif) and the narrator Shahrazad in their literature, focusing on the role of cultural conflict and resolution in Arab women's erasure and diasporic Arab women's perception of themselves in Western and Eastern terms. It considers cultural discourses of women's bodies, identity, and subjectivity; their roles as literary women and voices; and nation and tradition as a woman. It discusses how Arab diaspora women writers have redefined Shahrazad's role, traumatic recollections in their literature, the maternal stories presented in autobiographies, their fantasy fiction, the role of women in national construction, the fraternal dynamics of power, and identity renunciation and reclamation in their texts, which include Al-Riwayah al-Mustahilah (The Impossible Novel), The Locust and the Bird, The Square Moon, A Masquerade for the Dead, The Homeland, The Tiller of Waters, Disciples of Passion, The Stone of Laughter, My Master and My Lover, Only in London, The Book of Secrets, and The Proof of Honey. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 294.0
Genre: Social Science, Literary Collections, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Women's Studies
Series Title: Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr
Author: Hanadi Al-samman
Language: English
Street Date: November 16, 2015
TCIN: 50109973
UPC: 9780815634027
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5198

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