Debunking the Myths of Colonization: The Arabs and Europe

Debunking the Myths of Colonization: The Arabs and Europe

by Samar Attar

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ISBN-13: 9780761850380
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 04/13/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Samar Attar has taught English, Arabic, and comparative literature in the USA, Canada, Algeria, Germany, Australia, and Turkey. She has published extensively in both English and Arabic in the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, migration, and gender studies.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Brief Chronology of the History of Colonization of the Arab World xv

1 Introduction: Violent Arrival and Departure: Western Intruders Wreak Havoc on the World-A Theoretical Overview 1

2 The Encounter between the Colonized and the Colonizer 25

3 A Discovery Voyage of Self and Other: Fadwa Tuqan's Sojourn in England in the Early Sixties 38

4 The Fascination of an Egyptian Intellectual with Europe: Taha Husayn and France 68

5 Are Europeans Like Us? Tawfiq al-Hakim: A Perplexed Egyptian Intellectual in Paris 90

6 Colonialism Failed Project: Yahya Haqqi and Imperial Britain 121

7 The Destruction of Both Colonizer and Colonized: Mustafa Sa'eed, A Fictitious Sudanese Intellectual Journeys to England, the Depth of Hell 136

8 Buried in the Deepest Recesses of Memory: A Queen or A Slave? The Vision of Ghassan Kanafani and Emile Habibi of the City of Haifa 155

9 Women under Occupation: Fadwa Tuqan and Sahar Khalifah Document Israeli Colonization 179

10 Is Friendship Possible between the Colonizer and the Colonized? A Comparative Assessment 199

11 Conclusion: Fractured Identities: The Perilous Journey to Self-Recovery 221

Appendixes 229

Selected Bibliography 255

Index 271

About the Author 281

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