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Dinarzad's Children
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The first edition of Dinarzad’s Children was a groundbreaking and popular anthology that brought to light the growing body of short fiction being written by Arab Americans. This expanded edition includes sixteen new stories —thirty in all—and new voices and is now organized into sections that invite readers to enter the stories from a variety of directions. Here are stories that reveal the initial adjustments of immigrants, the challenges of forming relationships, the political nuances of being Arab American, the vision directed towards homeland, and the ongoing search for balance and identity. The contributors are D. H. Melhem, Mohja Khaf, Rabih Alameddine, Rawi Hage, Laila Halaby, Patricia Sarrafian Ward, Alia Yunis, Diana Abu Jaber, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Samia Serageldin, Alia Yunis, Joseph Geha, May Monsoor Munn, Frances Khirallah Nobel, Nabeel Abraham, Yussef El Guindi, Hedy Habra, Randa Jarrar, Zahie El Kouri, Amal Masri, Sahar Mustafah, Evelyn Shakir, David Williams, Pauline Kaldas, and Khaled Mattawa.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. CONTENTS
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. xv-xx
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  1. PART I: First Generation
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. The New World
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. Airport
  2. pp. 19-26
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  1. In-Country
  2. pp. 27-50
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  1. Easy to Say
  2. pp. 51-66
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  1. How We Are Bound
  2. pp. 67-80
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  1. PART II: Cross-Cultural Encounters
  2. pp. 81-82
  1. News from Phoenix
  2. pp. 83-98
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  1. Edge of Rock
  2. pp. 99-110
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  1. Manar of Hama
  2. pp. 111-118
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  1. The Salad Lady: In memory of Eva Elias
  2. pp. 119-124
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  1. The Coal Bin
  2. pp. 125-134
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  1. My Elizabeth
  2. pp. 135-154
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  1. PART III: Relationships
  2. pp. 155-156
  1. Oh, Lebanon
  2. pp. 157-170
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  1. And What Else?
  2. pp. 171-182
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  1. Stage Directions for an Extended Conversation
  2. pp. 183-188
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  1. The Wedding Night
  2. pp. 189-202
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  1. Distances
  2. pp. 203-222
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  1. PART IV: Politics
  2. pp. 223-224
  1. Hair, Prayer, and Men
  2. pp. 225-240
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  1. Ohio
  2. pp. 241-250
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  1. Maryam and Marisa
  2. pp. 251-274
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  1. It's Not about That
  2. pp. 275-284
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  1. PART V: Looking Homeward
  2. pp. 285-286
  1. A Day at the Beach
  2. pp. 287-298
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  1. How I Became My Mother's Daughter
  2. pp. 297-302
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  1. Mariam
  2. pp. 303-314
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  1. Sugar in Amman
  2. pp. 315-324
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  1. PART VI: Shaping Identities
  2. pp. 325-326
  1. Lost in Freakin' Yonkers
  2. pp. 327-340
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  1. He Had Dreamed of Returning
  2. pp. 341-356
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  1. First Snow
  2. pp. 357-366
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  1. The Fifty-Foot Woman
  2. pp. 367-375
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  1. The Lebanon-Detroit Express
  2. pp. 375-378
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  1. The American Way
  2. pp. 379-392
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  1. CONTRIBUTORS
  2. pp. 393-400
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  1. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONTEMPORARY ARAB AMERICAN LITERATURE
  2. pp. 401-404
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