They do not simply have one successful novel, but a string of them. Fans, critics, and specialist readers eagerly anticipate their next book.
It is difficult to summarize these contributions, as individuals from a wide range of backgrounds have brought their personal histories, filled with struggle and success, to a new land. Similarly, it is impossible to approach the topic of Arab- and MuslimAmerican writers with an absolute, all-encompassing statement that would do justice to the rich works and range of themes and concerns they explore.
The diverse voices included in this volume do not represent a single vision or share a common set of concerns. The authors do not come from a single place or subscribe to a particular religious or spiritual heritage.
Instead, they are writers who have staked out an individual space from which they explore their own relations to identity, culture, religion, and the building or inhabiting of a life in the United States. Some writers, such as Mohja Kahf and Khaled Hosseini, were born into families that immigrated to the United States when they were children.
Other authors, such as Claire Messud and Mona Simpson, have a parent who was born outside the United States, but they make no overt association with their Middle Eastern or Muslim heritage.
Instead, the individuals included in this survey share perhaps only their diversity and their unique view of and relation to their American-ness.
The descriptive phrase Arab American does not imply a single, unified identity. Arabs are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, or subscribe to no faith at all. Like the ArabAmerican writers profiled in this volume, these individuals come from vastly different countries and cultures.
They may be urban or rural dwellers, religious or secular, modern or traditional. Similarly, Muslim Americans trace their origins to nations in Asia, Africa, and the rest of the inhabited continents.
They share only the common 7 8 Arab-american and muslim writers thread of immigration, coming to the United States either in the distant or recent past. In addition, there are those Muslims who were born in the United States and have chosen to convert to Islam, often for political reasons.
The religion of Islam—and its link to the Arab world—is often misunderstood. Malcolm X and Amiri Baraka come out of a distinct Muslim-American tradition that is also known as black nationalism, a movement that advocates a black national identity separate from mainstream, white-influenced American culture.
Within this tradition of Islam, there are Muslims who have never left the United States and who have chosen to convert at least partly for political reasons. Malcolm X made the argument that the very notion of Western culture, and the Judeo-Christian religious traditions on which it is based, was inherently racist.
By becoming black Muslims a term that he did not endorse but that was nonetheless often used to describe his movementMalcolm felt that African Americans could create their own community based on the self-reliance and autonomy that was necessary to rise above the Christian and Western influences that helped rigidly define American life and identity.
He initially was allied with the Nation of Islam, led by the controversial figure Elijah Muhammed, but later broke from the movement and started his own temple.
The turning point for him was a hajj, or pilgrimage, he made to Mecca inin which he realized that the main truth in Islamic doctrine is that of a universal brotherhood and love.
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