Why Arab Hyphen? The word for art in Arabic is fen — and that’s also the latter part of the word “hyphen.” This blog is about Arab art, diaspora, identity and culture, and the title was my idea of a terrible pun.
I’m currently a postdoc visiting researcher at SOAS. My main research interests are in contemporary postcolonial fiction and poetry, in particular Arab Anglophone writing. A primary aim of my work is to bridge the divides between Anglophone literary scholarship and Arab literary traditions. I have just started working on a three year project which investigates the new narrative modes emerging in response to migration becoming a primary site of national security.
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