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Arts: Poets and Poetry: Arab American
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For Arab American women writers, poetry is the dominant form of literary expression (Majaj 1999, 69) and is experiencing a resurgence, particularly, though not exclusively after 11 September 2001. From the modern to contemporary periods, these writers have enjoyed increasing critical attention, audiences and outlets …

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Saliba, Therese and Crawford, Hazel, “Arts: Poets and Poetry: Arab American”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0715>
First published online: 2011

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