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The postcolonial Arabic novel : debating ambivalence

Author: Muḥsin Jāsim Mūsawī
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003.
Series: Studies in Arabic literature, v. 23.
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This work covers the postcolonial in Arabic fiction. It discusses and questions a large number of novels show cultural diversity in the Arab world. It highlights engagements with postcolonial issues  Read more...

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Mūsawī, Muḥsin Jāsim.
Postcolonial Arabic novel.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003
(OCoLC)649013829
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muḥsin Jāsim Mūsawī
ISBN: 9004125868 9789004125865
OCLC Number: 51203872
Description: xiv, 430 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prefatory threshholds: Scheherazade avenged --
Postcolonial matters in Arabic narrative --
Writing Scheherazade now: the growth of modern Arabic fiction --
Debating ambivalence: socio-political engagements --
Arabs and the West: counternarratives and narrative encounters --
Women in Arabic --
A voice for dissent: rogues, rebels and saints --
Site as narrative --
Time in narrative --
Cultural contestation and self-definition in Arabic metafiction --
Scheherazade's gifts: Maḥfūz's narrative strategies in Layālī alf laylah.
Series Title: Studies in Arabic literature, v. 23.
Responsibility: Muhsin Jassim Al-Musawi.

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Densely written and closely argued, this book surveys well over a hundred contemporary Arabic novels from the standpoint of postcolonial literary theory...this is a basic work for Arabic and Read more...

 
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