By K. Abdel-Malek, Mouna El Kahla
This extraordinary anthology offers for the 1st time in English commute essays through Arabic writers who've visited the US within the moment 1/2 the century. The view of the US which emerges from those money owed is right now interesting and illuminating, yet by no means monolithic. The writers hail from quite a few viewpoints, areas, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of the US in a different way interact and revise Arab pre-conceptions of usa citizens and the West. the rustic figures as every thing from the unchanging different, the very antithesis of the Arab self, to the seductive woman, to the opposite who's either praiseworthy and reprehensible.
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It has regulated these relations, emotions, and feelings, and struggled against the coarseness of sensation and the gloominess of natural impulse, in order to 22 America in an Arab Mirror let genuine relationships fly about, and free-ranging longings soar high unfettered, along with all the strong ties around these relationships, in the feelings of individuals, in the life of the family, and in society at large. . This struggle was isolated from life in America at once, and it rose devoid and destitute from every beautification: (males and females) as they were created the first time.
You are . . She: Yes, yes, to save both of us time, I’m a call girl. Do you know what that means? To save myself more time, I’m what they call a prostitute. Her answer was not a surprise to him, except that it had happened very quickly. His brain worked as fast as lightning. He repeated the question and the answer several times, not to make sure, but rather to comprehend the situation. After he comprehended it, he reprimanded himself because he was the one who was embarrassed now. So he raised his head to face her.
She lit a cigarette and puffed at it maybe three times, biting 30 America in an Arab Mirror her lips once or twice. She whispered in my ears some inaudible words. When she saw blood oozing from her nails, she got up and went to the bathroom. ” Liza must have had a lot to drink tonight. She was drunk, definitely. She was also tense. ” she asked. I hugged her. ” I kissed her. Her lips tasted a bit salty but they were full of desire and much tension. “I want you to . ” she stopped midway. It must have been half an hour or even a whole hour, I don’t remember.
America in An Arab Mirror: Images of America in Arabic Travel Literature: An Anthology by K. Abdel-Malek, Mouna El Kahla