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  • 'Anticipating' the 2011 Arab Uprisingsby Rita Sakr

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00

    This Pivot volume explores an exciting range of powerful novels and memoirs from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria that reveal political geographies of injustice and popular discontent thus 'anticipating' or imaginatively envisioning as well as participating in some of the major current upheavals in their particular national contexts. more...

  • Exploring Arab Folk Literatureby Pierre Cachia

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 104.00

    The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated by Pierre Cachia in this collection of his pioneering essays in the field. Arranged into three sections, Cachia looks first at historical developments in the relationship between Arab folk literature and that of the elite, the gradual elaboration of certain genres, and the producers of... more...

  • Traveling Through Egyptby Deborah Manley; Sahar Abdel-Hakim

    The American University in Cairo Press 2004; US$ 12.99

    A new paperback edition of a best-selling anthology more...

  • Desert Voicesby Moneera Al-Ghadeer

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 32.00

    The Bedouin, or ?desert dwellers?, have a rich cultural heritage often expressed through music and poetry. Here Moneera Al-Ghadeer provides us with the first comparative reading of women?s oral poetry from Saudi Arabia. She examines women?s lyrics of love, desire, mourning and grievance. We come to understand Bedouin mores and - most significantly... more...

  • Close Relationshipsby Jan Van Gelder

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 32.00

    Close Relationships is Geert Jan van Gelder's groundbreaking and comprehensive study of the diverse facts and opinions concerning incest and close-kin marriage found in literary and non-literary pre-modern Arabic texts. The pre-Islamic Arabs knew about the dangers of inbreeding; the Qur'an formulates the basic principles of marriage impediments in... more...

  • The Graying of the Ravenby Aida Bamia

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 9.99

    From East to West The raven has turned gray O Reader of the unknown Help us in our ordeal! With a fine touch, Aida Bamia has explored the work of Muhammad bin al-Tayyib ?Alili (c.1894?c.1954), a hitherto virtually unknown oral poet of Algeria, bringing to her analysis new understanding of folk poetry as part of a people?s collective memory and their... 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...

  • Gibran, Rihani & Naimyby Aida Imangulieva

    Anqa Publishing 2010; US$ 15.99

    Originally published in Russian during the final years of the Soviet Union, this volume examines the influences of foreign literary movements, specifically Romanticism and Realism, on the three authors examined within. By viewing Gibran and Rihani?s works in the light of English poets such as Wordsworth, Byron, and Shelley and American writers such... more...

  • Scheherazade's Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writingby Susan Darraj

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 43.95

    In a time when it seems that the gap of understanding between the West and the Middle East continues to widen, Scheherazade's Legacy builds a bridge between the two cultures. Collected here are the voices of those who define the genre of Arab Anglophone writing?that literature that describes the cultural experiences of those with Arab identities... 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... more...