By K. Abdel-Malek, Mouna El Kahla
This uncommon anthology provides for the 1st time in English commute essays through Arabic writers who've visited the USA within the moment half the century. The view of the United States which emerges from those debts is without delay interesting and illuminating, yet by no means monolithic. The writers hail from various viewpoints, areas, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of the United States in a different way have interaction and revise Arab pre-conceptions of usa citizens and the West. the rustic figures as every 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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Then these Americanized people turned against their mother country, England, in a destructive war led by George Washington until they obtained their independence from the British crown. The slaves that had been captured from central Africa to work in the land were fragile and could not withstand the cold climate of the North, so they were moved to the South. The result was that the builders of the South found cheap labor that was unavailable in the North. So they achieved economic superiority. For this reason, the Northerners declared war for the manumission of the slaves!
This advice does not mean that I am calling for debauchery or the loosening of your morals, or for you to be frivolous and waste your time in something other than making money. No. You learn dancing in order to become a modern man capable of living permanently in a new society. Besides, during your stay in the United States you may have to go out dancing in a disco with some of your American friends or you may get invited to a party where everyone will be dancing except you because you don’t know how.
The Drought in American Life The sanctity of death may be a natural instinct. So it is not the primitiveness of feeling that has erased the sanctity of death in the American soul. Rather, it is the drought of sentimental sympathy in their lives, and the foundation of their lives upon monetary and material measures, and sheer physical gratification. Americans intentionally deride what people in the Old World hold sacred, and their desire is to contrast themselves with the customary ways of the people there.
America in An Arab Mirror: Images of America in Arabic Travel Literature: An Anthology by K. Abdel-Malek, Mouna El Kahla