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Post-humanizing Arabs: Case of Diana Abujber’s Arabian Jazz (2003) and Fadia Faqir’s My Name is Salma (2007) and Willow Trees Don’t Weep (2014)

  1. Department of English studies, Faculty of Foreign languages, Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University, Site Kharouba, Mostaganem 27000, Algeria
Version 1 : Received: 10 July 2016 / Approved: 11 July 2016 / Online: 11 July 2016 (10:41:37 CEST)

How to cite: Sarnou, D. Post-humanizing Arabs: Case of Diana Abujber’s Arabian Jazz (2003) and Fadia Faqir’s My Name is Salma (2007) and Willow Trees Don’t Weep (2014). Preprints 2016, 2016070020 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201607.0020.v1). Sarnou, D. Post-humanizing Arabs: Case of Diana Abujber’s Arabian Jazz (2003) and Fadia Faqir’s My Name is Salma (2007) and Willow Trees Don’t Weep (2014). Preprints 2016, 2016070020 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201607.0020.v1).

Abstract

The present paper offers a reading of three selected novels by two Anglophone Arab writers Diana Abujaber and Fadia Faqir. Our reading is fundamentally based on a philosophical post-humanist perception of other ethnic minorities as being inferior and un-human. In interpreting the three novels, Arabian Jazz (2003), My Name is Salma (2007) and Willow Trees Don’t Weep (2014), a main concern is to bring to light how Arabs –and Muslims –have been zombified and de-humanized in Western mainstream media and culture based on a biased stigmatization and stereotyping of a large heterogeneous ethnic group wherein religions, traditions, languages and cultures are diverse. Also, a pivotal preoccupation is going to be the exiling journey of the protagonists from their homelands to Western countries, and how these journeys contribute to the post-humanization of the self, the identity and the culture of Arab displaced immigrants.

Subject Areas

posthuman; deterriteriolization; diaspora; home; Arab women; Arab Anglophone

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