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Francis X. Paz

Hakim Kassem (now living in East Berlin), Lutfi Al-Khouli (living in Paris), and Sonallah Ibrahim (only recently returned to Cairo from Moscow and East Berlin). The politically committed writers generally write about the exploited lives of peasants or life in prison, in a social- realistic manner

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Issa J. Boullata

in this paper, was published by D � r Bayr � t and D � r S � dir in Beirut in 1959. 3 For an account of Mikhail Naimy's life, see his own autobiography, Mikh � ' � l Nu'ayma, Sab' � n ... Hik � yat 'Umr 1889-1959, 3 vols. (Beirut: D � r S � dir/D � r Bayr � t, 1959-1960). On his life in U.S.A. in

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Ian Campbell

]. Throughout his short life, Kanafani remained a powerful voice for armed struggle by Palestinians for Palestine in the face of Israeli occupation and Arab states' weakness and corruption. 54 Kanafani wrote Returning to Haifa during a period of Arab letters that prioritized a work's social function as well

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Constance E.G. Berkley

, "A Handful of Dates", is related from the point of view of a young boy. The author recreates a critical moment of awakening in the life of a boy, born into an agrarian Muslim society. The root concept of the story evolves from the boy's painful exposure to the real basis of social relationships

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throughout his life whenever he discussed al-Rabitah.5 What is important and proves its validity beyond doubt is that some sim- ilarities can be seen between the 1916 statement of purpose and that of 1920, which prove a continuity of thought and purpose between the two for- mations. In the 1916 statement of

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Saadi Simawe

history of women, as generally false primarily because it is motivated by sexual fantasies. Despite the poignant encounter between the great scholar, who spent his life research- ing the “history” of Shahrazad, he fails to see her reality. She chastises him for imagining a desir- able Shahrazad appealing

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Dalia Said Mostafa

; civil war; trauma fi ction; war literature Both Khoury and Jābir are Lebanese writers living and working in Beirut. Khoury, however, is a more established novelist, journalist, political activist, 1 Th is study has developed from a paper presented at the workshop ‘Memory, Trauma and Identity in Visual

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Hilary Kilpatrick

vols., Cairo 1927-1974; VIII, 250-251. All further references are to this edition, which is abbreviated to Agh. 2 Ahmad b. Abi Du'ad's account of how he saved Ab6 Dulaf's life would not be out of place in any statesman's memoirs. He is not only a witness to the events he relates, but an actor in

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M.M. Badawi

end of his life he seemed to accept the fact of living in an age of change with comic conversation that forms a deliberately striking contrast to the solemnity and rather bombastic eloquence in which the author's dark meditations on man's mortality, dissolution and decay are expressed. 1 Muhammad Mand

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Dina Amin

be a play strictly about Egypt and the Egyptians; its main character-merely called 'the Person'- represents the average Egyptian man, struggling with his mundane life and battling with mediocre ethical standards. Centre stage, he is lonely and alone, yet pathetically running from one throng to the