Rhetorics of Belonging
Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine
Dr Anna Bernard is Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature at King’s College London.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Reading for the Nation 2. Exile and Liberation: Edward Said’s 'Out of Place' 3. ‘Who Would Dare to Make It Into an Abstraction’: Mourid Barghouti’s 'I Saw Ramallah' 4. ‘Israel is Not South Africa’: Amos Oz’s 'Living Utopias' 5. Intersectional Allegories: Orly Castel-Bloom and Sahar Khalifeh 6. ‘An Act of Defiance Against Them All’: Anton Shammas’ 'Arabesques' Bibliography Index
Provides rigorous insights into often overlooked experiences of nation and narration. [...] Bernard demonstrates rigour in her analysis of the chosen texts, making the book a compelling articulation of the complexities that continue to define and aid in rethinking the concept of nationhood.
Ramona Wadi Middle East Monitor
Anna Bernard’s Rhetorics of Belonging joins the small but impressive ranks of the series “Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines” as a genuinely comparative addition to literary and Middle Eastern studies. It enhances a belated focus on Palestinian literature in postcolonial studies ...
Journal of Postcolonial Writing
Bernard’s writing is clear and readable, exploring a range of ideas which are significant not just for scholars of literature and nationalism, but for those with a more general interest in Palestine.
The Electronic Intifada
A fascinating, original, sophisticated yet highly readable study of Israeli and Palestinian literature.
School of Oriental and African Studies
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: October 14, 2013
Series: Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines 14