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  • Arabian Nightsby Richard Burton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 2.80

    Probably one of the original 'story within a story' books, Arabian nights is a selection of stories told by a young girl on her wedding night to a prince who has sworn to kill any girl who marries him. Her clever stories serve as 'cliff-hangers' and keep him from murdering her night after night. This collection is where classic fairy tales such as... 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 amāra – 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$ 28.95 US$ 26.34

    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...

  • Memed le Mince de Yachar Kemalby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d’Universalis Né en 1922, au moment où la Turquie est sur le point d’achever sa guerre d’indépendance, Yachar Kemal a vécu de près, dans la région des monts Taurus, au sud-est du pays, les situations qu’il décrit. Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur... more...

  • La Trilogie de Naguib Mahfouzby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d’Universalis En recevant le prix Nobel de littérature, en 1988, le romancier égyptien Naghib Mahfouz (1911-2006) donnait aux lettres arabes une reconnaissance internationale. Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur La Trilogie de Naguib Mahfouz Chaque... more...