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A Land Without Jasmine

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Author: Wajdi Al-Ahdal
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN: 1859643124
Size: 79.82 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 94
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A Land Without Jasmine

by Wajdi Al-Ahdal, A Land Without Jasmine Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Land Without Jasmine books, Under the watchful eyes of the men in her community the beautiful, virtuous Jasmine goes about her daily business, keeping to herself and avoiding the male gaze at all costs. That is until one Valentine's Day, when this beguiling creature vanishes without a trace. As details surrounding her sudden disappearance emerge the mystery deepens. Sexual depravity, honour, obsession ... the motives are numerous and the suspects plentiful. It seems that everyone wants a piece of the charming young student. Family, friends, fellow students and nosey neighbours are quick to make their own judgements on the case, but the truth may be far stranger than anyone anticipates. Wajdi al-Ahdal is a Yemini novelist with a fresh and provocative voice. His works are often controversial and A Land Without Jasmine is no exception, candidly exploring coming of age in a land of sexual repression. He is the author of four novels and four short story collections, and was nominated for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2008 for his novel The Quarantine Philosopher.



Teaching Modern Arabic Literature In Translation

Teaching Modern Arabic Literature in Translation PDF
Author: Michelle Hartman
Publisher: Modern Language Association
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN: 1603293167
Size: 37.93 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Teaching Modern Arabic Literature In Translation

by Michelle Hartman, Teaching Modern Arabic Literature In Translation Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Teaching Modern Arabic Literature In Translation books, Understanding the complexities of Arab politics, history, and culture has never been more important for North American readers. Yet even as Arabic literature is increasingly being translated into English, the modern Arabic literary tradition is still often treated as other--controversial, dangerous, difficult, esoteric, or exotic. This volume examines modern Arabic literature in context and introduces creative teaching methods that reveal the literature's richness, relevance, and power to anglophone students. Addressing the complications of translation head on, the volume interweaves such important issues such as gender, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the status of Arabic literature in world literature. Essays cover writers from the recent past, like Emile Habiby and Tayeb Salih; contemporary Palestinian, Egyptian, and Syrian literatures; and the literature of the nineteenth-century Nahda.



Anubis

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Author: Ibrahim Al-Koni
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9774166361
Size: 73.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 184
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Anubis

by Ibrahim Al-Koni, Anubis Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Anubis books, A Tuareg youth ventures into trackless desert on a life-threatening quest to find the father he remembers only as a shadow from his childhood, but the spirit world frustrates and tests his resolve. For a time, he is rewarded with the Eden of a lost oasis, but eventually, as new settlers crowd in, its destiny mimics the rise of human civilization. Over the sands and the years, the hero is pursued by a lover who matures into a sibyl-like priestess. The Libyan Tuareg author Ibrahim al-Koni, who has earned a reputation as a major figure in Arabic literature with his many novels and collections of short stories, has used Tuareg folklore about Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the underworld, to craft a novel that is both a lyrical evocation of the desert's beauty and a chilling narrative in which thirst, incest, patricide, animal metamorphosis, and human sacrifice are more than plot devices. The novel concludes with Tuareg sayings collected by the author in his search for the historical Anubis from matriarchs and sages during trips to Tuareg encampments, and from inscriptions in the ancient Tifinagh script in caves and on tattered manuscripts. In this novel, fantastic mythology becomes universal, specific, and modern.



An Arab Latin American Cultural Dialogue

An Arab Latin American Cultural Dialogue PDF
Author: Hatem AL-SHAMEA
Publisher: Independently Published
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN: 9781696550161
Size: 58.13 MB
Format: PDF
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Languages : en
Pages : 106
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An Arab Latin American Cultural Dialogue

by Hatem AL-SHAMEA, An Arab Latin American Cultural Dialogue Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download An Arab Latin American Cultural Dialogue books, This book is a comparative study that brings a literary dialogue between Arab culture and Latin American culture. It has used the intertextual theory to decipher the friendly relationship between the world cultures. The study sheds light on the theory and then gradually brings the reader to the depth of the discourse. The study is a search for the identity of the text as Intertextuality is a theory of a literary text that expands and widens the identity of the text to include its origins in and its uses of texts of the past, and what happens between "inter" a text of the present and a text of the past may be covert or overt, implicit or explicit, hidden or open. In view of this, the study reveals the correlations between Paulo Coelho, The Zahir and Wajdi Al-Ahdal's A Land without Jasmine. The study aims at analyzing the convergent motives between Coelho's themes and Al-Ahdal's.



Will To Power

Will To Power PDF
Author: Hatem Mohammed Al-Shamea
Publisher: 24by7 Publishers.com
Release: 2019-11-23
ISBN: 9388484584
Size: 73.37 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 106
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Will To Power

by Hatem Mohammed Al-Shamea, Will To Power Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Will To Power books, The book is a critical search for the hidden threads of origins of unfinished colonialism in the Arab World, particularly Yemen. It exposes the new form of colonialism which has been running in the name of fighting terrorism. The book also unravels the man-made norms that deconstruct the (Yemeni) Arab identity and herald the emergence of the violent sects. For that, the book has critically decoded the unread messages of the Yemeni novelist Wajdi al-Ahdal in his controversial novels, Mountainous Boats 2002, A Donkey among Songs 2004, Quarantine Philosopher 2007, A Land without Jasmine 2008. The book also questions the ongoing violence and the Arab Spring (Uprisings) which began in 2010 and is still up-to-now leading to a socio-political collapse of the Arab countries, particularly Yemen. The book reveals the dark side of religious clerics who have been legitimizing the corruption of the dictators in the Arab world.



The Oxford Handbook Of Arab Novelistic Traditions

The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions PDF
Author: Waïl S. Hassan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0199349797
Size: 22.26 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 736
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The Oxford Handbook Of Arab Novelistic Traditions

by Waïl S. Hassan, The Oxford Handbook Of Arab Novelistic Traditions Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Arab Novelistic Traditions books, The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions is the most comprehensive treatment of the subject to date. In scope, the book encompasses the genesis of the Arabic novel in the second half of the nineteenth century and its development to the present in every Arabic-speaking country and in Arab immigrant destinations on six continents. Editor Wail S. Hassan and his contributors describe a novelistic phenomenon which has pre-modern roots, stretching centuries back within the Arabic cultural tradition, and branching outward geographically and linguistically to every Arab country and to Arab writing in many languages around the world. The first of three innovative dimensions of this Handbook consists of examining the ways in which the Arabic novel emerged out of a syncretic merger between Arabic and European forms and techniques, rather than being a simple importation of the latter and rejection of the former, as early critics of the Arabic novel claimed. The second involves mapping the novel geographically as it took root in every Arab country, developing into often distinct though overlapping and interconnected local traditions. Finally, the Handbook concerns the multilingual character of the novel in the Arab world and by Arab immigrants and their descendants around the world, both in Arabic and in at least a dozen other languages. The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions reflects the current status of research in the broad field of Arab novelistic traditions and signal toward new directions of inquiry.



Yemen

Yemen PDF
Author: Steven C. Caton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN: 159884928X
Size: 31.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 371
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Yemen

by Steven C. Caton, Yemen Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Yemen books, Yemen is a country that is critical to U.S. security and our political interests, yet most Americans know virtually nothing about it. This book unlocks its secrets and explains its complexities in simple yet compelling language. • Supplies a deep examination of a country that most policy experts only possess a superficial knowledge of • Provides insights into why tribes have been crucial throughout Yemen's history and even to the modern day • Reveals why characterizations of Yemen as "a weak state," "lawless," or "lacking a rule of law" are inaccurate and simplistic



The Diesel

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Author: Thani Al-Suwaidi
Publisher: ANTIBOOKCLUB
Release: 2012
ISBN: 098386831X
Size: 36.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 88
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The Diesel

by Thani Al-Suwaidi, The Diesel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Diesel books, Critically shunned when it was first published in 1994, nearly two decades before the rest of the world ever envisioned an Arab Spring, Emirati author Thani Al-Suwaidi saw a cultural shift on the horizon and his novel now serves as a revelation for the modern world—a stream-of-consciousness dissection of an orthodox past and a perilous future which is no longer preventable. With the power of petroleum greater than any society could have imagined, especially in the Middle Eastern communities where it is produced, this story challenges the inhabitants and inheritors of those traditions to push beyond and consider who they are and what they desire. Among contrasting cultures, characters, and mystical creatures in a small Arab community—one accustomed to ancestral attitudes and social constraints—Al-Suwaidi examines this force as ultimately segregating fathers and sons, villages and empires, and love and lust.



Banthology

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Author: Anoud
Publisher: Comma Press
Release: 2018-01-25
ISBN: 1910974366
Size: 21.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 80
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Banthology

by Anoud, Banthology Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Banthology books, In January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen – from entering the United States, effectively slamming the door on refugees seeking safety and tearing families apart. Mass protests followed, and although the order has since been blocked, amended and challenged by judges, it still stands as one of the most discriminatory laws to be passed in the US in modern times. Banthology brings together specially commissioned stories from the original seven ‘banned nations’. Covering a range of approaches – from satire, to allegory, to literary realism – it explores the emotional and personal impact of all restrictions on movement, and offers a platform to voices the White House would rather remained silent. Part of our 'Banned Nations Showcase'.



Shakespeare On The Arabian Peninsula

Shakespeare on the Arabian Peninsula PDF
Author: Katherine Hennessey
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2018-11-28
ISBN: 1137584718
Size: 41.35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 340
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Shakespeare On The Arabian Peninsula

by Katherine Hennessey, Shakespeare On The Arabian Peninsula Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shakespeare On The Arabian Peninsula books, Since the turn of the millennium, the Arabian Peninsula has produced a remarkable series of adaptations of Shakespeare. These include a 2007 production of Much Ado About Nothing, set in Kuwait in 1898; a 2011 performance in Sharjah of Macbeth, set in 9th-century Arabia; a 2013 Yemeni adaptation of The Merchant of Venice, in which the Shylock figure is not Jewish; and Hamlet, Get Out of My Head, a one-man show about an actor’s fraught response to the Danish prince, which has been touring the cities of Saudi Arabia since 2014. This groundbreaking study surveys the surprising history of Shakespeare on the Arabian Peninsula, situating the current flourishing of Shakespearean performance and adaptation within the region’s complex, cosmopolitan, and rapidly changing socio-political contexts. Through first-hand performance reviews, interviews, and analysis of resources in Arabic and English, this volume brings to light the ways in which local theatremakers, students, and scholars use Shakespeare to address urgent regional issues like authoritarianism, censorship, racial discrimination and gender inequality.