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The Hakawati


Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 13: 1472154819
Total Pages : 528 pages
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Download or Read book The Hakawati written by Rabih Alameddine and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-06-06 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: 'Stunning' New York Times Book Review 'Here it comes, the book of the year, on its own magic carpet. No book this bewitching has ever felt so important; no book this important has ever been so lovingly enchanted. The Hakawati is both a snapshot of our current crisis, and a story for the ages. What else can we ask the djinn of literature for?' Andrew Sean Greer, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Less In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. As the family gathers, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching tales are interwoven with classic stories of the Middle East. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the beautiful Fatima; Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders; and a host of mischievous imps. Through Osama, we also enter the world of the contemporary Lebanese men and women whose stories tell a larger, heartbreaking tale of seemingly endless war, conflicted identity, and survival. With The Hakawati, Rabih Alameddine has given us an Arabian Nights for this century. 'Sharp, seductive storytelling' O, The Oprah Magazine

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Modern Arab American Fiction


Publisher : Syracuse University Press
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ISBN 13: 081565104X
Total Pages : 165 pages
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Download or Read book Modern Arab American Fiction written by Steven Salaita and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2011-04-13 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Within the spectrum of American literary traditions, Arab American literature is relatively new. Writing produced by Americans of Arab origin is mainly a product of the twentieth century and only started to flourish in the past thirty years. While this young but thriving literature varies widely in content and style, it emerges from a common community and within a specific historical, political, and cultural context. In Modern Arab American Fiction, Salaita maps out the landscape of this genre as he details rather than defines the last century of Arab American fiction. Exploring the works of such best-selling authors as Rabih Alameddine, Mohja Kahf, Laila Halaby, Diana Abu-Jaber, Alicia Erian, and Randa Jarrar, Salaita highlights the development of each author’s writing and how each has influenced Arab American fiction. He examines common themes including the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Lebanese Civil War of 1975–90, the representation and practice of Islam in the United States, social issues such as gender and national identity in Arab cultures, and the various identities that come with being Arab American. Combining the accessibility of a primer with in-depth critical analysis, Modern Arab American Fiction is suitable for a broad audience, those unfamiliar with the subject area, as well as scholars of the literature.

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The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor


Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13: 9774168615
Total Pages : 249 pages
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Download or Read book The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor written by Rana Haddad and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Aspiring photographer Dunya Noor discovers early on that her curious spirit, rebellious nature, and very curly hair are a recipe for disaster in 1980s Syria. Many years later in London, she meets Hilal, the son of a humble tailor from Aleppo and no match for Dunya, daughter of the great heart surgeon Joseph Noor. But, dreamy, restless Dunya falls in love with Hilal and they decide to return to Syria together, embarking on a journey that will change them both forever. Rana Haddad's vivid and satirical debut novel captures the essence of life under the Assad dictatorship, in all its rigid absurdity.

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Political Performance in Syria


Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 113735898X
Total Pages : 259 pages
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Download or Read book Political Performance in Syria written by Edward Ziter and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-11-04 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Political Performance in Syria, charts the history of a theatre that has sought the expansion of civil society and imagined alternate political realities. In doing so, the manuscript situates the current use of performance and theatre by artists of the Syrian Revolution within a long history of political contestation.

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Colors of Enchantment


Publisher : American Univ in Cairo Press
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ISBN 13: 9789774246074
Total Pages : 484 pages
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Download or Read book Colors of Enchantment written by Sherifa Zuhur and published by American Univ in Cairo Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Explores the visual and performing arts in the Middle East

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Postcolonial Translocations


Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 13: 9401209014
Total Pages : 474 pages
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Download or Read book Postcolonial Translocations written by Marga Munkelt and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2013 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The sites from which postcolonial cultural articulations develop and the sites at which they are received have undergone profound transformations within the last decades. This book traces the accelerating emergence of cultural crossovers and overlaps in a global perspective and through a variety of disciplinary approaches. It starts from the premise that after the ‘spatial turn’ human action and cultural representations can no longer be grasped as firmly located in or clearly demarcated by territorial entities. The collection of essays investigates postcolonial articulations of various genres and media in their spatiality and locatedness while envisaging acts of location as dynamic cultural processes. It explores the ways in which critical spatial thinking can be made Productive: Testing the uses and limitations of ‘translocation’ as an open exploratory model for a critically spatialized postcolonial studies, it covers a wide range of cultural expressions from the anglophone world and beyond – literature, film, TV, photography and other forms of visual art, philosophy, historical memory, and tourism. The extensive introductory chapter charts various facets of spatial thinking from a variety of disciplines, and critically discusses their implications for postcolonial studies. The Contributors’ essays range from theoretical interventions into the critical routines of postcolonial criticism to case studies of specific cultural texts, objects, and events reflecting temporal and spatial, material and intellectual, physical and spiritual mobility. What emerges is a fascinating survey of the multiple directions postcolonial translocations can take in the future. This book is aimed at students and scholars of postcolonial literary and cultural studies, diaspora studies, migration studies, transnational studies, globalisation studies, critical space studies, urban studies, film studies, media studies, art history, philosophy, history, and anthropology. Contributors: Diana Brydon, Lars Eckstein, Paloma Fresno-Calleja, Lucia Krämer, Gesa Mackenthun, Thomas Martinek, Sandra Meyer, Therese-M. Meyer, Marga Munkelt, Lynda Ng, Claudia Perner, Katharina Rennhak, Gundo Rial y Costas, Markus Schmitz, Mark Stein, Silke Stroh, Kathy-Ann Tan, Petra Tournay-Theodotou, Daria Tunca, Jessica Voges, Roland Walter, Dirk Wiemann.

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Charles Corm


Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13: 0739184016
Total Pages : 250 pages
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Download or Read book Charles Corm written by Franck Salameh and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2015-07-07 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Charles Corm: An Intellectual Biography of a Twentieth-Century Lebanese “Young Phoenician” delves into the history of the modern Middle East and an inquiry into Lebanese intellectual, cultural, and political life as incarnated in the ideas, and as illustrated by the times, works, and activities of Charles Corm (1894–1963).

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The Prester Quest


Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1446464482
Total Pages : 560 pages
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Download or Read book The Prester Quest written by Nicholas Jubber and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-06-30 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In 1177, Pope Alexander III wrote a letter to the legendary Priest-King of the Indies, Prester John. As his emissary he chose his physician Master Philip. No one knew where the elusive monarch's kingdom lay (or whether he even existed), but Master Philip was undeterred and set out from Rome...and was never heard of again. Centuries later Nick Jubber found a copy of the Pope's letter and conceived a plan: to complete Master Philip's mission and deliver the letter, albeit eight hundred and twenty four years late. Crammed full of arcane history and learned trivia, both ancient and modern, The Prester Quest is the author's colourful account of a remarkable journey that began in Italy, encompassed the Middle East and ended in Ethiopia, at the subterranean tomb of a medieval king. Combining a young man's enthusiasm with an historian's understanding of time and place and a traveller's eye for the people and places he meets on the way, it's an ebullient, extremely readable (and somewhat eccentric) account of an extraordinary adventure.

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New Body Politics


Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317819497
Total Pages : 217 pages
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Download or Read book New Body Politics written by Therí A. Pickens and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-05 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In the increasingly multi-racial and multi-ethnic American landscape of the present, understanding and bridging dynamic cross-cultural conversations about social and political concerns becomes a complicated humanistic project. How do everyday embodied experiences transform from being anecdotal to having social and political significance? What can the experience of corporeality offer social and political discourse? And, how does that discourse change when those bodies belong to Arab Americans and African Americans? Therí A. Pickens discusses a range of literary, cultural, and archival material where narratives emphasize embodied experience to examine how these experiences constitute Arab Americans and African Americans as social and political subjects. Pickens argues that Arab American and African American narratives rely on the body’s fragility, rather than its exceptional strength or emotion, to create urgent social and political critiques. The creators of these narratives find potential in mundane experiences such as breathing, touch, illness, pain, and death. Each chapter in this book focuses on one of these everyday embodied experiences and examines how authors mobilize that fragility to create social and political commentary. Pickens discusses how the authors' focus on quotidian experiences complicates their critiques of the nation state, domestic and international politics, exile, cultural mores, and the medical establishment. New Body Politics participates in a vibrant interdisciplinary conversation about cross-ethnic studies, American literature, and Arab American literature. Using intercultural analysis, Pickens explores issues of the body and representation that will be relevant to fields as varied as Political Science, African American Studies, Arab American Studies, and Disability Studies.

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Damascus Nights


Publisher : Interlink Publishing
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ISBN 13: 1623710626
Total Pages : 268 pages
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Download or Read book Damascus Nights written by Rafik Schami and published by Interlink Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-08 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Rafik Schami's award-winning novel. In the classical Arab tradition of tale-telling, here is a magical book that celebrates the power of storytelling, delightfully transformed for modern sensibilities by an award-winning author. The time is present-day Damascus, and Salim the coachman, the city's most famous storyteller, is mysteriously struck dumb. To break the spell, seven friends gather for seven nights to present Salim with seven wondrous "gifts"—seven stories of their own design. Upon this enchanting frame of tales told in the fragrant Arabian night, the words of the past grow fainter, as ancient customs are yielding to modern turmoil. While the hairdresser, the teacher, the wife of the locksmith sip their tea and pass the water pipe, they swap stories about the magical and the mundane: about djinnis and princesses, about contemporary politics and the difficulties of bargaining in a New York department store. And as one tale leads to another... and another... all of Damascus appears before your eyes, along with a vision of storytelling—and talk—as the essence of friendship, of community, of life. A sly and graceful work, a delight to readers young and old, Damascus Nights is, according to Publishers Weekly, "a highly atmospheric, pungent narrative."

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Sentence to Hope


Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13: 0300221347
Total Pages : 462 pages
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Download or Read book Sentence to Hope written by Sa'dallah Wannous and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2019-03-26 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The first major English-language collection of plays and essays by Syrian playwright Sa'dallah Wannous Sa'dallah Wannous is acknowledged to be one of the Arab world's most significant playwrights, writers, and intellectuals of the twentieth century. This is the first major English-language collection that brings together his most significant plays and essays. Selections include the groundbreaking 1969 play An Evening's Entertainment for the Fifth of June, a scathing indictment of the duplicity of Arab leaders during the 1967 War, as well as Wannous's most celebrated play, Rituals of Signs and Transformations, a bold treatment of homosexuality, prostitution, clerical corruption, and the quest for female liberation. In addition to his work as a playwright, Wannous, like Brecht, was an astute theatrical and cultural critic, and his essays, some of which are included here, offer shrewd diagnoses of the ills of Arab society and the essential role of theater in ameliorating them.

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In-Between Identities: Signs of Islam in Contemporary American Writing


Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 13: 9004382542
Total Pages : 196 pages
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Download or Read book In-Between Identities: Signs of Islam in Contemporary American Writing written by John Waldmeir and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-09-11 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Using Islamic tradition as a resource, the poets, novelists, playwright, filmmaker, and illustrator in this study discover signs of God’s creative actions amid the tensions of contemporary Muslim American identity.

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Transgressive Truths and Flattering Lies


Publisher : transcript Verlag
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ISBN 13: 3839450489
Total Pages : 300 pages
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Download or Read book Transgressive Truths and Flattering Lies written by Markus Schmitz and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2020-04-30 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book explores the formative correlations and inventive transmissions of Anglophone Arab representations ranging from early 20th century Mahjar writings to contemporary transnational Palestinian resistance art. Tracing multiple beginnings and seminal intertexts, the comparative study of dissonant truth-making presents critical readings in which the notion of cross-cultural translation gets displaced and strategic unreliability, representational opacity, or matters of act advance to essential qualities of the discussed works' aesthetic devices and ethical concerns. Questioning conventional interpretive approaches, Markus Schmitz shows what Anglophone Arab studies are and what they can become from a radically decentered relational point of view. Among the writers and artists discussed are such diverse figures as Rabih Alameddine, William Blatty, Kahlil Gibran, Ihab Hassan, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Emily Jacir, Walid Raad, Ameen Rihani, Edward Said, Larissa Sansour, and Raja Shehadeh.

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Echoes of Light


Publisher : Partridge Publishing
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ISBN 13: 1543707742
Total Pages : 180 pages
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Download or Read book Echoes of Light written by Jani Viswanath and published by Partridge Publishing. This book was released on 2021-06-14 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A rare and inspiring gift of short stories and poetry which will warm the spirit and uplift the reader as they appreciate a world woven with messages of love, compassion and hope. Echoes of light accentuates the basic, simple requirements for the happiness we so desperately crave, and the essential quality that we are all gifted with, to attain it. These Stories and poems are immersed with the myriad emotions of the magnificent human psyche – kindness, hope, redemption; the magic of compassion, and the unparalleled joy of giving spontaneously. The Poems touch on the futility of our hyper active lifestyles and the need for slowing down to truly enjoy this beautiful journey called life. The stories are set in various parts of the world – reaffirming the fact that wherever we are, whichever part of the world we belong to and whatever religion we choose to follow – the fundamental thread that binds us and unites us is love, humanity and joy. Discover a world of true inspiration, of generosity and love so rarely experienced in our fast-paced world. Each story and poem reflect so much which has been forgotten and the humanity we long to rediscover and would love to teach our children....

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Immigrant Narratives


Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13: 0199792135
Total Pages : 336 pages
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Download or Read book Immigrant Narratives written by Wail S. Hassan and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Since the work of Edward Said first appeared, countless studies have shown the ways in which Western writers--sometimes unwittingly--participate in the oversimplified East/West dichotomy of Orientalism. Yet no study has considered how writers from the so-called Orient approach this idea. A wide-ranging survey of the vast and diverse world of Anglophone Arab literature, Immigrant Narratives examines the complex ways in which Arab ?migr?s contend with, resist, and participate in the problems of Orientalism. Hassan's account begins in the early twentieth century, as he considers the pioneering Lebanese American writers, Ameen Rihani and Kahlil Gibran. The former's seminal novel, The Book of Khalid sought to fuse Arabic and European literary traditions in search of a civilizational synthesis, whereas the latter found success by mixing Hindu, Christian, mystical, and English Romantic ideas into a popular spiritualism. Hassan then considers Arab immigrant life-writing, ranging from autobiographies by George Haddad and Abraham Rihbany to memoirs of exile by the Egyptian-born Leila Ahmed and Palestinian refugees like Fawaz Turki and Edward Said. Hassan considers issues of representation in looking to how Arab immigrant writers like Ramzi Salti and Rabih Alameddine use homosexuality to reflect on Arab typecasting. Ahdaf Soueif's fiction reflects her growing awareness of the politics of reception of Anglophone Arab women writers while Leila Aboulela's fiction, inspired by an immigrant Islamic perspective, depicts the predicament of the Muslim minority in Britain. Drawing upon postcolonial, translation, and minority discourse theory, Immigrant Narratives investigates how key writers have described their immigrant experiences, acting as mediators and interpreters between cultures, and how they have forged new identities in their adopted countries.

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World Of Asian Stories: A Teaching Resource


Publisher : Tulika Books
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ISBN 13: 9788181463548
Total Pages : 148 pages
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Download or Read book World Of Asian Stories: A Teaching Resource written by Cathy Spagnoli and published by Tulika Books. This book was released on 2007 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The World of Asian Stories is a continuing campaign for storytelling as an effective and non-intrusive tool for sensitisation. This omnibus of stories and storytelling traditions from 43 countries across Asia provides an overview of methods and the multitude of stylistic variations. The book then embarks on a journey through fast-changing landscapes of unique, yet unifying cultural experience, presented through the distinctive voices of people. The focus is on the individual over the din of the dominant. This resource book invites teachers, parents and children to explore storytelling at home and in school. It introduces the reader to basic guidelines, offers tips and suggestions on technique, and provides an abundant pool of stories to draw from and activities to contextualise them. The visuals, too, offer a wealth of reference points. Illustrations are quirky and perceptive, subtly acquiring the flavours of the lands through which they journey. They complement the (sometimes whimsical) vagaries of the stories, creating an ambience of truthful, unassuming and straight-from-the heart storytelling.

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Nostalgia in Anglophone Arab Literature


Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13: 0755617606
Total Pages : 200 pages
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Download or Read book Nostalgia in Anglophone Arab Literature written by Tasnim Qutait and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-04-22 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book offers an in-depth engagement with the growing body of Anglophone Arab fiction in the context of theoretical debates around memory and identity. Against the critical tendency to dismiss nostalgia as a sentimental trope of immigrant narratives, Qutait sheds light on the creative uses to which it is put in the works of Rabih Alameddine, Ahdaf Soueif, Hisham Matar, Leila Aboulela, Randa Jarrar, Rawi Hage, and others. Arguing for the necessity of theorising cultural memory beyond Eurocentric frameworks, the book demonstrates how Arab novelists writing in English draw on nostalgia as a touchstone of Arabic literary tradition from pre-Islamic poetry to the present. Qutait situates Anglophone Arab fiction within contentious debates about the place of the past in the Arab world, tracing how writers have deployed nostalgia as an aesthetic strategy to deal with subject matter ranging from the Islamic golden age, the era of anti-colonial struggle, the failures of the postcolonial state and of pan-Arabism, and the perennial issue of the diaspora's relationship to the homeland. Making a contribution to the transnational turn in memory studies while focusing on a region underrepresented in this field, this book will be of interest for researchers interested in cultural memory, postcolonial studies and the literatures of the Middle East.