Anxiety of erasure : trauma, authorship, and the diaspora in Arab women's writings / Hanadi Al-Samman.
By: Al-Samman, Hanadi.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East.Publisher: Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2015Edition: First edition.Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780815653295; 0815653298.Subject(s): Arabic literature -- America -- History and criticism | Arabic literature -- Europe -- History and criticism | Arabic literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Autobiographical fiction, Arabic -- History and criticism | Psychic trauma in literature | Identity (Psychology) in literature | Liberty in literature | Emigration and immigration in literature | Women in literature | Culture in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 892.7/099287 LOC classification: PJ8502 | .A47 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Introduction: Al-Maw'udah/Shahrazad, icons of erasure and revolutionary resurrection -- Arab women and the experience of diaspora -- Anxiety of erasure: Arab women's authorship as trauma -- Mosaic autobiography: Ghada Samman's The impossible novel and Hanan Al-Shaykh's The locust and the bird -- Diasporic haunting: Ghada Samman's The square moon and A masquerade for the dead -- Transforming nationhood from within the minefield: Hamida Na'na''s The homeland -- Paradigms of disease and domination: Hoda Barakat's The tiller of waters, Disciples of passion, The stone of laughter, and My master and my lover -- Border crossings: cultural collisions and reconciliation: Hanan Al-Shaykh's Only in London -- Unearthing the archives, inscribing unspeakable secrets: Salwa Al-Neimi's The proof of the honey, The book of secrets, and poetry collections -- Postscript: from trauma to triumph: Samar Yazbek's A woman in the crossfire: diaries of the Syrian Revolution.