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    Note This review first appeared in Al Jadid A Review Record of Arab Culture and Arts Ghosts in the MachineArab American Drama, Film and Performance A Critical Study, 1908 to the PresentBy Michael Malek NajjarMcFarland Company, Inc., 2015Reviewed by Angele Ellis In 2002, a battered historical marker emerged from the rubble of the World Trade Center the bulldozed cornerstone of St Joseph Maronite Church, once the heart of New York s thriving late 19th and early 20th century Little Syria Washington Street s diverse residents included members of The Pen League, a group of writers and dramatists most famously, Mikhail Naimy, Ameen Rihani, and Kahlil Gibran In this comprehensive and scholarly yet engaging study, Michael Malek Najjar, a playwright, director, and professor, follows Arab American theatre including stand up comedy and film from its beginnings to the wave of contemporary works created in a number of cities in the wake of the destruction of the Twin Towers built on Little Syria s ruins Najjar explores the tensions and contradictions that existed in Arab American drama from the start He eschews use of the hyphen in this umbrella term that dates from Arab ...


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Arab American Drama, Film and Performance Beginning With The Early Arab American Playwright, Poet And Novelist Kahlil Gibran And Concluding With Contemporary Playwright Yussef El Guindi, This Book Provides An Historical Overview And Critical Analysis Of The Plays, Films And Performances Of Self Identified Arab Americans Arab American Identity, Self Representation And The Notion Of Resistance Literature In These Works Are Addressed Playwrights, Performers And Filmmakers Covered Include Ameen Fares Rihani, Danny Thomas, Heather Raffo, Ahmed Ahmed, Mona Mansour And Cherien Dabis These Artists, Traditionally Underrepresented In Entertainment, Publishing And Academia, Have Created Works That Exemplify The Burgeoning Arab American Arts Movement By Addressing Cinema, Stand Up Comedy And Solo Performance, The Author Introduces Audiences To Contemporary Genres That Are Currently Shaping Arab American Culture In The U.S.