Arab American Citizenship in Crisis: Destabilizing Representations of Arabs and Muslims in the US after 9/11

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleArab American Citizenship in Crisis: Destabilizing Representations of Arabs and Muslims in the US after 9/11 Author(S)Carol Fadda-Conrey (Author)
Abstract  In the short story “Alone and All Together” by Lebanese American writer Joseph Geha, the teenage protagonist Libby (an Americanized version of the Arabic name Labibeh) is watching the events of September 11 unfold on TV in her suburban Chicago home while talking on the phone with her sister Sally (originally Salma) in New York. Distraught by the “strip at the bottom of the screen” indicating “that everything points to the hijackers being Middle Eastern extremists,” Libby declares: “I just wish they wouldn’t say it’s us . . . until they’re, like, sure.” On hearing this ...Paginationp532-555
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsEnglish fiction
Journal TitleModern Fiction Studies  
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