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Food for our grandmothers : writings by Arab-American and Arab-Canadian feminists / edited by Joanna Kadi.

Contributor(s): Kadi, Joanna.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston, MA : South End Press, c1994Description: xx, 291 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0896084906 :; 9780896084902; 0896084892 (pbk.) :; 9780896084896 (pbk.).Subject(s): Feminism -- United States -- Literary collections | American literature -- Arab American authors | Women -- United States -- Literary collections | Arabs -- United States -- Literary collections | Feminism -- Canada -- Literary collections | Women -- Canada -- Literary collections | Arabs -- Canada -- Literary collections | American literature -- Women authors | Canadian literature -- Women authors | Canadian literature -- Arab authorsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Food for our grandmothers.; Online version:: Food for our grandmothers.DDC classification: 810.8/09287/089927 Other classification: 18.06 | HQ 4085 | HU 1980 | HU 1985
Contents:
Recognized futures / Lisa Suhair Majaj -- Sittee / Therese Saliba -- Great-grandma Michael -- Trisha F. Harper -- Longing for winter / Adele Ne Jame -- Battling nationalisms to salvage her history / L. J. Mahoul -- For my son Shaadi / Marti Farha Ammar -- Crossing over to the other side / Martha Ani Boudakian -- The queen, carcasses, and other things / J. A. Khawaja -- One room / Lorene Zarou-Zouzounis -- Chalked out -- Marjorie Gellhorn Sa'adah -- Unpicked fruits / Barbara Nimri Aziz -- Boundaries: Arab/American / Lisa Suhair Majaj --
Wherever I am / Mary Salome -- Homecoming / May Mansoor Munn -- Banned Poem / Naomi Shihab Nye -- Peace is tossed to the wind / Leila Diab -- Moroccan steam / Leila Marshy -- Amara / Lamea Abbas Amara -- A woman's place is in the struggle / Nada Elia -- "Offensive" art by Palestinian children / Mona Marshy -- Military presences and absences / Therese Saliba -- Gulf War / D. H. Melhem -- Global sisterhood: where do we fit in? / Michelle Sharif -- Tear off your western veil! / Azizah al-Hibri -- Arab-Americans: living with pride and prejudice, / Ellen Mansoor Collier --
Exotic / Pauline Kaldas -- The Arab woman and I / Mona Fayad -- The Arab woman in U.S. popular culture / Marsha J. Hamilton -- Orientalism in science fiction / Hoda M. Zaki -- A lunatic from Libya, one generation removed / Lilith Finkler -- Going home / Bookda Gheisar -- What's not in a name / Marilynn Rashid -- Browner shades of white / Laila Halaby -- On language and ethnicity / Margaret Salome -- Mocking civilization / Pearl Davies Saad -- Pulled / Zana Macki -- Abyss / Doris Safie -- Two women drinking coffee / Laila Halaby -- Is search of home / Carol Haddad --
Hairless in Gaza / Hoda M. Zaki -- Blood / Naomi Shihab Nye -- ABC / Pauline Kaldas -- Five steps to creating culture / Joanna Kadi -- Camel Girl / Eileen Kaady -- Artist, happy / L.A. Hyder -- A blessing / Adele Ne Jame -- Armenian/lesbian: telling our stories / Zabelle -- Mint, tomatoes, and the grapevine / Anne J. M. Mamary.
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PS509 .F44 F66 1994 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001965466

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Recognized futures / Lisa Suhair Majaj -- Sittee / Therese Saliba -- Great-grandma Michael -- Trisha F. Harper -- Longing for winter / Adele Ne Jame -- Battling nationalisms to salvage her history / L. J. Mahoul -- For my son Shaadi / Marti Farha Ammar -- Crossing over to the other side / Martha Ani Boudakian -- The queen, carcasses, and other things / J. A. Khawaja -- One room / Lorene Zarou-Zouzounis -- Chalked out -- Marjorie Gellhorn Sa'adah -- Unpicked fruits / Barbara Nimri Aziz -- Boundaries: Arab/American / Lisa Suhair Majaj --

Wherever I am / Mary Salome -- Homecoming / May Mansoor Munn -- Banned Poem / Naomi Shihab Nye -- Peace is tossed to the wind / Leila Diab -- Moroccan steam / Leila Marshy -- Amara / Lamea Abbas Amara -- A woman's place is in the struggle / Nada Elia -- "Offensive" art by Palestinian children / Mona Marshy -- Military presences and absences / Therese Saliba -- Gulf War / D. H. Melhem -- Global sisterhood: where do we fit in? / Michelle Sharif -- Tear off your western veil! / Azizah al-Hibri -- Arab-Americans: living with pride and prejudice, / Ellen Mansoor Collier --

Exotic / Pauline Kaldas -- The Arab woman and I / Mona Fayad -- The Arab woman in U.S. popular culture / Marsha J. Hamilton -- Orientalism in science fiction / Hoda M. Zaki -- A lunatic from Libya, one generation removed / Lilith Finkler -- Going home / Bookda Gheisar -- What's not in a name / Marilynn Rashid -- Browner shades of white / Laila Halaby -- On language and ethnicity / Margaret Salome -- Mocking civilization / Pearl Davies Saad -- Pulled / Zana Macki -- Abyss / Doris Safie -- Two women drinking coffee / Laila Halaby -- Is search of home / Carol Haddad --

Hairless in Gaza / Hoda M. Zaki -- Blood / Naomi Shihab Nye -- ABC / Pauline Kaldas -- Five steps to creating culture / Joanna Kadi -- Camel Girl / Eileen Kaady -- Artist, happy / L.A. Hyder -- A blessing / Adele Ne Jame -- Armenian/lesbian: telling our stories / Zabelle -- Mint, tomatoes, and the grapevine / Anne J. M. Mamary.

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Library Journal Review

Adding to the literature on multiculturalism, this collection of essays, poems, and recipes highlights some of the experiences and attitudes of North American women of Arab descent. The contributors share strong nationalist sentiments about their root countries (primarily Lebanon and Palestine), rail against the bigotry and ignorance encountered by their families in North America, and uniformly denounce the Gulf War. While they fondly refer to their "sittees" (grandmothers) as the conduits of their ethnic heritage, they give few details of the culture itself. Since most of the writers are Christian, there is a lack of a Muslim viewpoint. Readers inspired to learn more or to explore their own Arab roots will find valuable the last section on other source material and contact organizations. Because of its fresh perspective, this work is a worthwhile purchase for any library.-Rose Cichy, Osterhout Free Lib., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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