Department of Rhetoric & Writing
Department of Rhetoric & Writing

2018 CCCC Outstanding Book Award Given to Associate Professor Rasha Diab

Fri, January 12, 2018
2018 CCCC Outstanding Book Award Given to Associate Professor Rasha Diab
Shades of Sulh

Congratulations to Associate Professor Rasha Diab for winning th 2018 Conference on College Composition & Communication Outstanding Book Award in the Monograph category for her book Shades of Sulh: The Rhetorics of Arab-Islamic Reconciliation!

Professor Diab will be presented with the award at the 2018 CCCC Awards Reception in Kansas City, Missouri.

A synopsis of Professor Diab's book is displayed below, and the book can be purchased through Amazon.

"Sulh is a centuries-old Arab-Islamic peacemaking process. In Shades of Sulh, Rasha Diab explores the possibilities of the rhetoric of sulh, as it is used to resolve intrapersonal, interpersonal, communal, national, and international conflicts, and provides cases that illustrate each of these domains. Diab demonstrates the adaptability and range of sulh as a ritual and practice that travels across spheres of activity (juridical, extra-juridical, political, diplomatic), through time (medieval, modern, contemporary), and over geopolitical borders (Cairo, Galilee, and Medina). Together, the cases prove the flexibility of sulh in the discourse of peacemaking—and that sulh has remarkable rhetorical longevity, versatility, and richness. Shades of Sulh sheds new light on rhetorics of reconciliation, human rights discourse, and Arab-Islamic rhetorics."

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