Arab and Latin American Literature: Mourid Barghouti, Najla Said, and Lina Meruane in Palestine
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Over the past quarter-century, the production of memoirs on Palestine in Arabic, English, and, more recently, Spanish animated the genre. This article compares diasporic memoirs of return to Palestine: Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti’s Ra’aytu Ramallah (1996), Arab-American author Najla Said’s Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family(2013), and Chilean writer Lina Meruane’s Volverse Palestina (2013). Examining the narrative of return genre across three languages illuminates how Arab, Arab-American, and Latin American writers of Arab ancestry contribute to the rise of new memoirs in Arabic, English, and Spanish within a global cultural production on Palestine.
Abdel Nasser, T. K.
(2017). Arab and Latin American Literature: Mourid Barghouti, Najla Said, and Lina Meruane in Palestine. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 39(2), 63–75.
Abdel Nasser, Tahia Khaled Gamal
"Arab and Latin American Literature: Mourid Barghouti, Najla Said, and Lina Meruane in Palestine." Commonwealth Essays and Studies, vol. 39,no. 2, 2017, pp. 63–75.