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  • West of the Jordanby Laila Halaby

    Beacon Press 2003; US$ 17.00

    This is a brilliant and revelatory first novel by a woman who is both an Arab and an American, who speaks with both voices and understands both worlds. Through the narratives of four cousins at the brink of maturity, Laila Halaby immerses her readers in the lives, friendships, and loves of girls struggling with national, ethnic, and sexual identities.... more...

  • The Penguin Anthology of Classical Arabic Literatureby Robert Irwin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 25.37

    Spanning the fifth century to the sixteenth, and ranging from Afghanistan to Spain, this unique collection provides a profound insight into the sheer vitality and depth of Classical Arabic literature. From the earliest surviving fragments of The Thousand and One Nights to the elegant beauty and profound power of the Qur'an - believed by the Islamic... more...

  • Song of the Caged Birdby Marcello Di Cintio

    Knopf Canada 2014; US$ 2.99

    For political readers and anyone invested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Marcello Di Cintio's Song of the Caged Bird is a refreshing look at Palestinian resistance--through literature and the power of books.   When Marcello Di Cintio began teaching at the Palestine Writing Workshop in Ramallah, he avoided making reference to the occupation... more...

  • The Poetics of the Obscene in Premodern Arabic Poetryby Sinan Antoon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The book is the first study of the 10th century Iraqi poet Ibn al-Hajjaj who popularized a new genre of obscene and scatological parody (sukhf) and is considered the most obscene poet in Arabic literature. Antoon traces the genealogy of this fascinating genre in and examines its rise by placing it in its sociopolitical context. more...

  • The Arab Nahdahby Abdulrazzak Patel

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    To understand today's Arab thinking, you need to go back to the beginnings of modernity: the nahdah or Arab renaissance of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Abdulrazzak Patel enhances our understanding of the nahdah and its intellectuals, looking back to its origins in the 1700s and taking into account important internal factors alongside external... more...

  • Littérature arabeby Encyclopaedia Universalis; Les Grands Articles

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 4.99

    La littérature arabe a vécu jusqu'au XIXe siècle sur ses propres concepts, en définissant ses propres catégories. C'est dire qu'en ce domaine toute manipulation imprudente conduit à l'incompréhension, tout rapprochement hasardeux altère la réalité des faits. Si l'on s'entête ici à partir du concept de littérature, tardivement... more...

  • Women Write Iranby Nima Naghibi

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Women Write Iran is the first full-length study on life narratives by Iranian women in the diaspora. Nima Naghibi investigates auto/biographical narratives across genres?including memoirs, documentary films, prison testimonials, and graphic novels?and finds that they are tied together by the experience of the 1979 Iranian revolution as a traumatic... more...

  • A Sea of Languagesby Suzanne Conklin Akbari; Karla Mallette

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 72.00

    Reframing ongoing debates within literary studies in dynamic new ways, A Sea of Languages will become a critical resource and reference point for a new generation of scholars and students on the intersection of Arabic and European literature. more...

  • Reading Khaled Hosseiniby Rebecca Stuhr

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 40.00

    One of the most important emerging novelists today, Khaled Hosseini has enjoyed critical success and popular accolades. His first book, The Kite Runner , was voted Reading Group Book of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and was made into a major motion picture. His second book, A Thousand Splendid Suns , seems destined to follow the same path. Written for... more...

  • Soft Weaponsby Gillian Whitlock

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 22.50

    Azar Nafisi?s Reading Lolita in Tehran ,Marjane Satrapi?s comics, and ?Baghdad Blogger? Salam Pax?s Internet diary are just a few examples of the new face of autobiography in an age of migration, globalization, and terror. But while autobiography and other genres of life writing can help us attend to people whose experiences are frequently unseen... more...