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Title: Arab-American Identity Doubleness in Post 9/11 America Case of: Laila Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land
Authors: MERDES, Mouna
Keywords: Arab-American- Identity-Doubleness in Post 9/11 America- Laila Halaby- Promised Land
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: The thesis is about discussing the negative impact of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 on the Arab identity ; how the Arab-Americans struggle to maintain their identity and to find their space in the American society. The paper is divided onto three chapters, and on the light of Laila Halaby’s work 2007, Once in a Promiced Land, the thesis will analyse the theme of Identity Doubleness through the experience of Halaby’s protagonists Jassim and Salwa who find themselves obliged to choose between to stick to their Arab identity or to obtain the American one
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