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  • Postcolonial Memoir in the Middle Eastby Norbert Bugeja

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book reconsiders the notion of liminality in postcolonial critical discourse today. By visiting Mashriqi writers of memoir, Bugeja offers a unique intervention in the understanding of 'in-between' and ?threshold? states in present-day postcolonialist thought. His analysis situates liminal space as a fraught form of consciousness that mediates... more...

  • Orhan Pamuk, Secularism and Blasphemyby Erdag Göknar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Orhan Pamuk, Secularism and Blasphemy is the first critical study of all of Pamuk?s novels, including the early untranslated work. In 2005 Orhan Pamuk was charged with "insulting Turkishness" under Article 301 of the Turkish penal code. Eighteen months later he was awarded the Nobel Prize. After decades of criticism for wielding a depoliticized... more...

  • 'Anticipating' the 2011 Arab Uprisingsby Rita Sakr

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 46.66

    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...

  • Dissident Writings of Arab Womenby Brinda J. Mehta

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women. The female authors destabilize essentialist framings of Arab identity through a series of reflective interrogations and "contesting" literary genres... more...

  • The Graying of the Ravenby Aida Bamia

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 9.99

    From East to WestThe raven has turned grayO Reader of the unknownHelp 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 resistance... more...

  • The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Cultureby Ayman A. El-Desouky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture uses the notion of am?ra ? the Egyptian concept of collective and connective agency ? to explore the relationship between the Egyptian intellectual and 'the people' in contemporary Egyptian literature and culture. more...

  • Soft Forceby Ellen Anne McLarney

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    In the decades leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011, when Hosni Mubarak?s authoritarian regime was swept from power in Egypt, Muslim women took a leading role in developing a robust Islamist presence in the country?s public sphere. Soft Force examines the writings and activism of these women?including scholars, preachers, journalists, critics,... more...

  • Constructing Identity in Iranian-American Self-Narrativeby Maria D. Wagenknecht

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Shaped by the experiences of the Iranian Revolution, Iranian-American autobiographers use this chaotic past to tell their current stories in the United States. Wagenknecht analyzes a wide range of such writing and draws new conclusions about migration, exile, and life between different and often clashing cultures. more...

  • After the American Centuryby Brian T. Edwards

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in an American century,? he believed the international popularity of American culture made a world favorable to U.S. interests. For decades, his claim seemed to hold. Now, in the digital twenty-first century, the American century? has been superseded, as American movies, music, video games, and... more...

  • Le Livre des jours de Taha Husseinby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Lorsqu?il publie la première partie de ses Mémoires, en 1927, Taha Hussein (1889-1973) traverse une passe difficile dans une existence très tôt marquée par l?adversité : à trois ans, une ophtalmie mal soignée l?a privé à jamais de la lumière dont il garde un pâle souvenir, évoqué... more...