Four Arab American Plays: Works by Leila Buck, Jamil Khoury, Yussef El Guindi, and Lameece Issaq & Jacob Kader available in Paperback
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- McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Four Arab American Plays is the first published collection of plays by contemporary Arab American playwrights. Based on true stories from her life as the daughter of a Lebanese mother and American diplomat father, Leila Buck’s ISite invites the audience on an intimate journey in search of identity, home, and the space in between. Jamil Khoury’s drama Precious Stones boldly examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the “safe” yet turbulent terrain of the American Diaspora. Yussef El Guindi’s Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat is a darkly humorous and sensual look at identity, media-representation, love and lust in the Arab American community. In Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader's Food and Fadwa, a Palestinian family living under occupation fights to hold onto their culture and traditions while still celebrating love, joy and hope. A preface by Arab American scholar Michael Malek Najjar and a new essay titled “Towards an Arab American Theatre Movement” by Silk Road Rising's artistic director, Jamil Khoury, concludes the booka valuable expression of Arab American life and theatre in the United States.
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|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Michael Malek Najjar is an associate professor of theatre arts at the University of Oregon. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Editor’s Acknowledgments v
Introduction by Michael Malek Najjar 1
Leila Buck’s ISite 21
Jamil Khoury’s Precious Stones 45
Yussef El Guindi’s Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat 87
Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader’s Food and Fadwa 139
Afterword: Toward an Arab American Theatre Movement by Jamil Khoury 187