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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 exceptional anthology offers for the 1st time in English go back and forth essays by way of Arabic writers who've visited the USA within the moment 1/2 the century. The view of the US which emerges from those bills is instantaneously interesting and illuminating, yet by no means monolithic. The writers hail from quite a few viewpoints, areas, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of the USA in a different way have interaction and revise Arab pre-conceptions of usa citizens and the West. the rustic figures as every little thing from the unchanging different, the very antithesis of the Arab self, to the seductive woman, to the opposite who's either praiseworthy and reprehensible.

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Do you know what that means? To save myself more time, I’m what they call a prostitute. Her answer was not a surprise to him, except that it had happened very quickly. His brain worked as fast as lightning. He repeated the question and the answer several times, not to make sure, but rather to comprehend the situation. After he comprehended it, he reprimanded himself because he was the one who was embarrassed now. So he raised his head to face her. Her head was at a 45-degree angle. As for his eyes, they were in their eye sockets, but their angle was aimed upward.

For this reason he was well respected by people of his generation and greatly admired as a contemporary hero by his compatriots. This is illustrated throughout his career: as the commander of volunteer soldiers in the war in Cuba, as the governor of New York, as the president of the United States, as a hunter of wild animals in Africa, as an explorer in the Amazon, and as the editor of the magazine Outlook and the newspaper the Kansas City Star. ” Hard work or the strenuous life does not cause death.

He replied, “I am Lebanese and my wife is Egyptian. The young man smiled at me as he laid his hand on my shoulder and said, “Don’t worry. ” I started chatting with this Lebanese man about my departure from Egypt and what I used to do. After he heard my true story, he said,“Work here is not shameful. I mean, any job a human does is not shameful. Shame is when you beg from people or stay without a job. ” ... [At the nightclub, the author started his job as a waiter, he was very nervous because he had no experience whatsoever.

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