The visibility of Palestinian Refugees

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dc.contributor.author EL-Hussari, Ibrahim A.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-08T07:30:51Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-08T07:30:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2016-04-08
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9953 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3516
dc.description.abstract In the following critique El-Hussari discusses three of Ghassan Kanafani’s books: Rijal fil-Shams (Men in the Sun), Ma tabaqqa la-Kum (All That’s Left to You), and Umm Sa’ad. Kanafani. As a Palestinian refugee himself, Kanafani has fathered a genre of literature known as ‘Resistance Literature’. His literary works have continued to have a reverberating influence on the political and social discourse of Palestinian refugees throughout the Arab world. Though he does not focus specifically on gender issues, his analysis of Palestinian nationalism highlights the complex social and political context in which refugee women exist. El-Hussari’s critique of Kanafani’s novels focuses on the transformation of the female characters in their shift from passivity to political and social awareness and engagement. In so doing, El-Hussari suggests that Kanafani’s female characters represent the Palestinian refugee population in their political and social struggle to regain a voice and an ownership of destiny. Though the Palestinian refugee situation is unique, Kanafani’s focus on the Palestinian refugees struggle with engagement and activism resonates with other refugee communities in the Arab world. El-Hussari draws attention to the issue of refugee women who not only face discrimination as refugees but who also struggle with the gendered tension between voicelessness and engagement within the home and in the broader Arab society. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The visibility of Palestinian Refugees en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Women in Revolutionary Narratives a gender Discourse en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199629050 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Al-raida en_US
dc.journal.issue 120-121 en_US
dc.article.pages 55-66 en_US
dc.author.email ihousari@lau.edu.lb

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