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Contemporary Arab American Women Writers:

Table of Contents

Foreword

ix

Acknowledgments

xviii

Introduction

1

Chapter 1: In Search of Identity—the History, Politics, and Emotions of Becoming Arab in Leila Ahmed’s A Border Passage: From Cairo to America—A Woman’s Journey

19

Chapter 2: “Swimmers in Dangerous Waters/Defiers of Shark”:Negotiation and Resistance in Mohja Kahf’s E-mails from Scheherazad

67

Chapter 3: In-Between Women and Narratives of Displacement in West of the Jordan by Laila Halaby

123

Chapter 4: “Elsewhere-within-here/-there”: Exiles and the Identity of Home/s in Diana Abu-Jaber’s Crescent

175

Bibliography

225

Index

233