Arab-American Poetic Resistance in E-Mails From Scheherazad

Suaad Muhammad Alqahtani

Abstract


This paper examines poetry in the context of Arab American verse production and focuses on its essential influence in the diasporic lives of Arab Americans, particularly through a selection of poems in E-Mails from Scheherazad by Mohja Kahf. Through poetry, Arab American writers, such as Kahf, have given voice to the experiences, struggles, conflicts, and tragedies of their communities back home as well as in the diaspora. 


Keywords


Racial stereotypes; Arab-American; Inter-group relations; Diaspora poetry; Orientalism

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