This book looks at the first generation of Arab British and Arab-American writers to produce English writings in the earlier twentieth-century: Ameen Rihani, Khalil Jibran, George Antonius and Edward Atiyah. It theorises their work within the context of Arab nationalism, postcolonialism and the criticism of Edward Said.
Geoffrey Nash is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland. He is the author of The Anglo-Arab Encounter: Fiction and Autobiography by Arab Writers in English; Writing Muslim Identity; and co-editor of Postcolonialism and Islam.
Introduction; Ameen Rihani: Cross-Cultural Disclosures; Khalil Jibran: From Arab mahjar to Consumerist Prophet; Ameen Rihani: Pan-Arab Imaginings; Ameen Rihani: Decolonising Arabia; George Antonius: Anglo-Arab Disjunction; Edward Atiyah: Language and Colonisation; Edward Atiyah: The End of Anglo-Arab Politics; The Politics of Anglo-Arab Discourse; Index.