Abstract

The American Dream, which has roots in Arabic and Islamic culture, has been unavailable to Arabs and Muslims before 9/11. After the terrorist attacks, the situation has only gotten worse, and Towelhead (Erian), Once in a Promised Land (Halaby), Amreeka (Dabis), First Writing Since (Hammad), and Usage (Charara) reflect this unrealized opportunity at achieving the American Dream. These texts do so in a variety of ways, whether they are literary, poetic, or cinematic methods.

Advisor

Naous, Mazen

Department

English

Disciplines

Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority

Publication Date

2012

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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