Contemporary Arab American Women Writers: Hyphenated Identities and Border Crossings

by Amal Talaat Abdelrazek

Table of Contents




Chapter One: In Search of Identity--through the History, Politics, and Emotions of Becoming “Arab”—Leila Ahmed’s A Border Passage: from Cairo to America--A Woman’s Journey

Chapter Two: “Swimmers in Dangerous Waters/Defiers of Shark”: Negotiation and Resistance in Mohja Khaf’s Emails from Scheherazad

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

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




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