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Teaching Arabs, writing self : memoirs of an Arab-American woman

Author: Evelyn Shakir
Publisher: Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Branch Press, 2014.
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Evelyn Shakir's witty, wise, and beautifully written memoir explores her status as an Arab American woman, from the subtle bigotry she faced in Massachusetts as a second-generation Lebanese whose parents were not only foreign but eccentric, to the equally poignant blend of dislocation and homecoming she felt in Bahrain, Syria, and Lebanon, where she taught American literature to university students. In America,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013023656
Named Person: Evelyn Shakir; Evelyn Shakir; Evelyn Shakir
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Shakir
ISBN: 9781623710422 1623710421 1322525145 9781322525143
OCLC Number: 865331362
Description: 1 online resource (199 pages)
Contents: Cover; Teaching Arabs, Writing Self; Title Page; Copyright; Dedicate; Contents; Preface; I. Childhood; At Home and Away: Thirteen Takes on Growing Up Arab in America; Mother; Revere Beach; II. Teaching Abroad; A Fulbright in Lebanon; Teaching Arab-American Literature in Bahrain; A Fullbright in Damascus; III. Think Again; Cancer; Why I Write.
Responsibility: by Evelyn Shakir.

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Evelyn Shakir's witty, wise, and beautifully written memoir explores her status as an Arab American woman, from the subtle bigotry she faced in Massachusetts as a second-generation Lebanese whose parents were not only foreign but eccentric, to the equally poignant blend of dislocation and homecoming she felt in Bahrain, Syria, and Lebanon, where she taught American literature to university students. In America, growing up in the 1950s and?60s, her world encompassed Boston's Revere Beach (her uncle ran the famous Cyclone roller-coaster) and the world of academia (she has degrees fr.

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