By Hanadi Al-Samman
Far from supplying one other examine that bemoans Arab women’s repression and veiling, Anxiety of Erasure appears to be like at Arab ladies writers dwelling within the diaspora who've translated their reviews right into a efficient and inventive strength. during this ebook, Al-Samman articulates the healing results of revisiting forgotten histories and of activating cultural tropes: that of the maw’udah (buried woman youngster) and that of Shahrazad within the technique of progressive swap. She asks what it capability to boost a countrywide, gendered recognition from diasporic locals whereas staying dedicated to the homeland.
Al-Samman offers shut readings of the fiction of six famous authors whose works span over part a century and outline the present prestige of Arab diaspora studies—Ghada al-Samman, Hanan al-Shaykh, Hamida al-Na‘na‘, Hoda Barakat, Samar Yazbek, and Salwa al-Neimi. Exploring the trips in time and area undertaken by way of those ladies, nervousness of Erasure shines a gentle at the ways that writers stay contributors of their homelands’ highbrow lives, announcing either the disturbing and the victorious features of diaspora. the result's a nuanced Arab women’s poetic that celebrates rootlessness and rootedness, autonomy and belonging.
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Anxiety of Erasure: Trauma, Authorship, and the Diaspora in Arab Women's Writings (Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East) by Hanadi Al-Samman