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Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature

Wail S. Hassan


Arab immigrants began to arrive in the United States in the late-nineteenth century and in Britain after World War Two. Those immigrants have produced a vast literature that remains relatively unknown outside of specialist circles. Like other ethnic literatures, Arab-American and Arab-British writing treats a variety of themes such as the immigrant experience, the lives of minorities, cultural misconceptions, and stereotypes. In addition to that, Arab immigrant writing also reveals unique perspectives on complex issues that continue to shape our world today, such as inter-faith relations, the ... More

Keywords: Arab-American studies, postcolonial studies, Middle East studies, ethnic studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199792061
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792061.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wail S. Hassan, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign