A collection of Somali writings about women by various writers and poets. Sometimes humorous, sometimes scathing, sometimes pure adoration, women and all their wiles and vices are explored.
Kawakibi (d.1902) was a Syrian author and prominent intellectual of his time known for his political views and writings. His political outspokenness against the Ottoman Empire caused him to be intimidated and harassed on a regular basis; and he was even imprisoned. He believed the Ottoman Empire caused the decline of Muslims at that time...
Considered a pioneer of Iraqi poetry, Salah Niazi has published many works of literature, including nine books of poetry and five books of criticism. He is also known for his translations of such weighty works as Shakespeare's Macbeth and Hamlet, as well as James Joyce's Ulysses. Here the exiled poet writes about his life and journey to becoming...
A guide to writers, poets, playwrights, and novelists from 5th Century BC to the modern era. Includes index and illustrations.
The rich culture of oral literature of the Somali people is brought to life in this book that explores the poetic layers of meaning in the Somali language.
Considered one of the most influential works of literature from the Spanish Golden Age, Don Quixote, by Cervantes is available in a new Arabic edition. Don Quixote, along with his faithful and wise squire, Sancho Panza, venture out to revive chilvary, right wrongs, and generally restore justice in the world.
The masterfully-written satirical play by Russian/Ukrainian novelist and playwright, Nickolai Gogol, that is known for its supreme characters and dialogue is now available in Arabic. The original publication, in 1836, received such outcry from the press that it took an intervention by Tsar Nicholas I to have the play actually staged.
The profound and thoughtful biography from Turkey's leading female author, Elif Shafak. After the birth of her first child, Shafak fell into such deep postpartum depression that she stopped writing for the first time in her life. With the help of Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, and Alice Walker, Shafak learns to balance motherhood and...
Acclaimed Egyptian scholar, lecturer, columnist, university professor, and prolific author, Youssef Ziedan has authored more than 50 novels, winner of the Arabic Prize for International Fiction 2009. Arab Blues is a collection of Ziedan's articles, essays, and various writings, some never before published.
The 7th century Islamic scholar Ibn Arabi wrote extensively about his belief that women and men are equal. Moroccan novelist and researcher, Nuzha Baradha, offers commentary and insight into Ibn Arabi's thoughts on women.
The most important Islamic history of the premodern world; written by the great 14th century Arab scholar, Ibn Khaldun, this monumental work presented the foundation of several fields of knowledge including philosophy, sociology, economics, and more.
Poetry byAdonis, the acclaimed Syrian poet.