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- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00
Combining analysis with detailed accounts of authors' careers and the global trade in literature, this book assesses how postcolonial writers respond to their own reception and niche positioning, parading their exotic otherness to metropolitan audiences, within a global marketplace. more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 34.99
Short fiction was an immensely popular art in the medieval and premodern Arab world, providing the perfect vehicle for transmitting the tenets of classical Islam. Reading these texts today illuminates the wide spectrum of early Arab life and suggests the influences and innovations that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society. The only... more...
- Melville House 2012; US$ 16.95
Perhaps the most important work in modern Iranian literature, this starkly beautiful novel examines the trials of an impoverished woman and her children living in a remote village in Iran, after the unexplained disappearance of her husband, Soluch. Lyrical yet unsparing, the novel examines her life as she contends with the political corruption, authoritarianism,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
This book reconsiders liminality in postcolonial thought by visiting Mashriqi writers of memoir, offering a unique intervention in the understanding of threshold states within postcolonial literary studies. Challenging received perceptions of the concept, Bugeja?s incisive readings situate liminal space today as a fraught form of consciousness that... more...
- 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...
- 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...