Reading Arab American Literary Variations An Interview with Rajia Hassib

Ishak Berrebbah

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    The Arab American literary critic Steven Salaita states that Arab American literature, particularly the novel, is witnessing a remarkable upsurge and “is undergoing something of a qualitative and quantitative maturation” (2). Arab American literature gained prominence post-9/11, in a period when the Arab American community was being put under a critical lens (Fadda-Conrey 2014). According to Lisa Suhair Majaj,

    The last two decades have seen a dramatic increase in publication by Arab-American writers. This literary burgeoning reflects in part the shifting historical, social, and political contexts that have pushed Arab-Americans to the foreground, creating both new spaces for their voices and new urgencies of expression, as well as the flourishing creativity of these writers. (“Arab-American”)
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages20
    Specialist publicationMELUS:
    PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2022


    • Cultural Studies
    • Literature and Literary Theory


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