This study critically examines selections from the political poetry of African American writer Amiri Baraka (Le Roi Jones) and Arab American writer Suheir Hammad and the path they have chosen for themselves as exiles reflected in their writing. Edward Said's theory of exile is employed to illuminate common areas of interests that link the two writers together as exiles. The study reveals their attitude toward various issues that impact both races, the African American and Arab American such as imperialism, c…
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