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  • Arabic Language and Linguisticsby Reem Bassiouney; E. Graham Katz

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 44.95

    Arabic, one of the official languages of the United Nations, is spoken by more than half a billion people around the world and is of increasing importance in today's political and economic spheres. The study of the Arabic language has a long and rich history: earliest grammatical accounts date from the 8th century and include full syntactic, morphological,... more...

  • A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literatureby David Tresilian

    Saqi 2012; US$ 10.19

    Modern Arabic literature remains little known and poorly understood despite growing curiosity among European readers. This brief introduction offers a unique overview, focusing on developments over the last fifty years. It provides a guide to the literary landscape, indicating the major landmarks in the shape of authors, ideas and debates. The picture... more...

  • The Dramatic Literature of Nawal El Saadawiby Nawal El Saadawi

    Saqi 2012; US$ 11.65

    Nawal El Saadawi?s most recent play, God Resigns at the Summit Meeting, created an uproar in her native Egypt. On the basis of the title alone, officials declared the work heretical and charged El Saadawi with insulting the “Almighty God?, not just Islam. Her prosecutors requested that all her books be destroyed, that she be arrested on return to... more...

  • A Brief Introduction to The Arabic Alphabetby John F. Healey; G. Rex Smith

    Saqi 2012; US$ 10.19

    The Arabic alphabet has a rich history, one that is closely linked with the development of culture and society in the Middle East. In this comprehensive introduction the authors trace the origins of the Arabic alphabet back to Aramaic, which also gave rise to the Hebrew and Greek alphabets. Using detailed illustrations the authors investigate early... more...

  • A River Dies of Thirstby Mahmoud Darwish; Catherine Cobham

    Saqi 2012; US$ 11.67

    Mahmoud Darwish was one of the most acclaimed contemporary poets in the Arab world, and is often cited as the poetic voice of the Palestinian people. During the tumultuous summer of 2006, as Israel attacked Gaza and Lebanon, Darwish was in Ramallah. He recorded his observations and feelings in writing, included in A River Dies of Thirst, some of his... more...

  • Grammatik der arabischen Mundart der Medina von Tunisby Hans R. Singer

    De Gruyter 1984; US$ 182.00

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  • Sirat Antara – the Manuscript from the University Library in Wroclaw, Polandby Anna Nawolska

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    The Sirat Antara was an eighteenth century manuscript discovered by Anna Nawolska in the Manuscripts Department of Wroclaw University, Poland, which Nawolska translated from Arabic into English. Anatara Ibn Shaddad al-Absi was a sixth century pre-Islamic poet, knight, and hero. The Sirat Antara is the fifth incomplete volume of the chivalric epic that... more...

  • Standing by the Ruinsby Ken Seigneurie

    Fordham University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    Since the mid-1970s, Lebanon has been at the center of the worldwide rise in sectarian extremism. Its cultural output has both mediated and resisted this rise. Standing by the Ruins reviews the role of culture in supporting sectarianism, yet argues for the emergence of a distinctive aesthetic of resistance to it. Focusing on contemporary Lebanese fiction,... more...

  • Plague Landsby Fawzi Karim; Anthony Howell; Abbas Kadhim

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 20.95

    Fawzi Karim is one of the most compelling voices of the exiled generation of Iraqi writers. The first of his poetry to appear in English, this collection includes an elegy for the life of a lost city—a chronicle of a journey into exile, haunted by the deep history of an ancient civilization. Memories of Baghdad?s alleys, smoke-filled cafés, and mulberry-shaded... more...

  • Moorish Poetryby A.J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95

    Seven hundred and fifty years ago, this anthology of small masterpieces of renowned Moorish poets from Muslim Spain, North Africa and Sicily was compiled by Ibn Sa'id al-Andalusi, a native of Southern Spain. The text has been translated into rhymed English verses with an Introduction explaining the conventions of Arabic literature within which these... more...