Literatur/Book Reviews / Die Welt des Islams 49 (2009) 122-161 127 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157006008X424977 ArabAmericas. Literary Entanglements of the American Hemisphere and the Arab World . By Ottmar Ette and Friederike Pannewick (eds.). Frankfurt a. M.: Vervuert / Madrid: Iberoamericana 2007. 288 pp., ISBN: 3865272894. is collection of articles is a rich source for academics dealing with questions of so- called world literature, literary exile, or ﬁction and poetry written by migrants and refugees. e book comprises an introduction and fourteen contributions, including articles on literary texts as well as more personal, biographical statements by novelists and poets. It emerges from a colloquium on the various entanglements between Arabic and American literatures—referred to as “ArabAmericas” by the editors. e collo- quium was organized by the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin (Wissen schafts- kolleg zu Berlin) in 2004, and was followed by several lectures and a second panel in June 2005. Similar to other programs of the Berlin Working Group “Islam and Modernity”, the core interest lies in the concept of cultural mobility, movement, and knowledge transfer, which is crucial for ‘multicultural’ literatures, a phenomenon editor Ottmar Ette (Ette 2005) labels “literatures without
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