Arab American Drama, Film and Performance: A Critical Study, by Michael Malek Najjar

By Michael Malek Najjar

starting with early Arab American playwright, poet and novelist Kahlil Gibran and concluding with modern playwright Yussef El Guindi, this ebook presents an ancient review and demanding research of the performs, movies and performances of self-identified Arab americans. Playwrights, filmmakers and performers coated comprise Ameen Fares Rihani, Danny Thomas, Heather Raffo, Ahmed Ahmed, Mona Mansour and Cherien Dabis. those artists, often underrepresented in leisure, publishing and academia, have created works that exemplify the burgeoning Arab American arts circulate. by way of addressing cinema, stand-up comedy and solo functionality, the writer introduces audiences to modern genres which are shaping Arab American tradition within the United States.

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