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Remember me to Lebanon : stories of Lebanese women in America / Evelyn Shakir.

Author/Creator:
Shakir, Evelyn, 1938-
Publication:
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 165 pages ; 22 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Arab American writing
Arab American writing
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Subjects:
Lebanese American women -- Fiction.
Lebanese Americans -- Fiction.
Lebanese American women.
Lebanese Americans.
Form/Genre:
Anthologie.
Fiction.
Fiction.
Summary:
"Evelyn Shakir paints tales that are rich in history and cultural detail, setting her stories in different eras, from the 1960s to the present and carrying us back, on occasion, to the turn of the twentieth century." "Each of Shakir's first- and second-generation women works in her own way to reclaim her Lebanese heritage - or to escape it and the gender roles it represents. In The Story of Young Ali a teenage girl resists her beloved father's traditional tales of honor and self sacrifice. In Name Calling, a young matron, defying her husband's insistence on conformity, aspires to be a flower child. The matriarch of House Calls, on the other hand, is so wedded to the past that she returns from the grave to harangue her Americanized family. Political turmoil sets the stage for two stories. In Oh, Lebanon, a young woman who has fled Lebanon's civil war and refuses to cover her hair with a scarf finds that turning her back on her past leads her in unexpected directions. And, in the wake of 9/11, the non-Lebanese protagonist of I Got My Eye on You makes a career of spying on her Muslim neighbors." "Shakir offers multiple perspectives on the experience of Lebanese women in the United States. Her stories dismantle stereotype and remind us that women of Lebanese background have been a part of the American narrative for over a century."--Jacket.
Contents:
The Story of Young Ali 1
Oh, Lebanon 17
Remember Vaughn Monroe? 33
Power Play 44
Name Calling 57
Not Like Today 69
The Trial 89
House Calls 105
I Got My Eye on You 128
Let's Dance 145.
Notes:
Arab American Book Award - Adult Fiction, Winner, 2008
Other format:
Online version: Shakir, Evelyn, 1938- Remember me to Lebanon.
ISBN:
0815608810
9780815608813
OCLC:
75087940