America in An Arab Mirror: Images of America in Arabic by K. Abdel-Malek,Mouna El Kahla

By K. Abdel-Malek,Mouna El Kahla

This extraordinary anthology provides for the 1st time in English commute essays via Arabic writers who've visited the United States within the moment 1/2 the century. The view of the United States which emerges from those bills is instantly attention-grabbing and illuminating, yet by no means monolithic. The writers hail from numerous viewpoints, areas, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of the US another way have interaction and revise Arab pre-conceptions of american citizens and the West. the rustic figures as every thing from the unchanging different, the very antithesis of the Arab self, to the seductive lady, to the opposite who's either praiseworthy and reprehensible.

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