Joanna Kadi

Joanna Kadi
Maiden Rock, Wisconsin

Recent works: Thinking Class, 1996; Food for Our Grandmothers (editor), 1994

Favorite Writers: Edward Said, Winona LaDuke, Gloria Anzaldua, Eli Clare, Dorothy Allison.

Quote: My identity has everything to do with my writing and my identity has nothing to do with my writing. Both of these are absolutely true. It can be hard to characterize something as “Arab–American literature,” because there is a wide spectrum of beliefs, values and attitudes that comes through in the cultural work we do. I like to talk about positive, larger trends in our community as a whole.

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