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.
Kincannon, Ramsey, "Inshallah in America: the American Dream and Arab American Literature Pre and Post 9/11" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 466.
Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority
arab-american, muslim, literature, american dream
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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