Wakako Yamauchi’s 12-1-A and Yussef El Guindi’s Back of the Throat: Politics, Ethnicity, and the Question of American Multiculturalism
his paper examines the interplay of ethnicity, politics, and multiculturalism in “12-1-A" written by Asian American playwright Wakako Yamauchi and “Back of the Throat" written by Arab American playwright Yussef El Guindi. The two plays are written with the backdrop of the 1940s Japanese American internment and the 9/11 events respectively, and theatriclaize the traumatic experiences of Asian and Arab ... Read more