ARAB 2750 – Life and Cultures of the Arabs Final Exam

ARAB 2750 – Life and Cultures of the Arabs Final Exam

ARAB 2750 – Life and Cultures of the Arabs

Spring 2021 – Final Exam

 

In her memoirs, The Wandering Palestinian, Anan Ameri tells of the main milestones in her journey as an Arab-American immigrant. While some of her stories are typical to many immigrant stories, e.g., culture shock and the language barrier, many are unique. As a Palestinian, Anan spent her life searching for “home” or a place she could call “home,” hence the title of her memoirs.

Discuss how Anan’s family in the US was different from her own, why she could not sustain a new home with Abdeen, why she could not feel comfortable in many of the communities where she lived, why she felt like an outsider among many of the other Arab Americans she met, and why could not go back to live in the Middle East even after her divorce?

After decades of struggling, Anan finally managed to establish her “home,” an advocacy organization and a heritage museum. Discuss the symbolism of the museum and the advocacy organization.

 

Your answer should be in an essay format (2-3 pages, double spaced).

Please, make sure your essay clearly indicates that you read the book. If you use quotations, make sure to include page numbers.

The deadline is Friday, April 30. Please, send me your essays by email as Word documents.