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Algeria  

Debbie Cox

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter examines the development of the novel in Algeria within the context of the country’s history. Much Algerian literature functions as a means of political expression. The social ... More

The Arabic Novel and History  

Roger Allen

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Oct 2017
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This chapter examines the relationship between the Arabic novel and history within the context of the Arabic-speaking world, and in particular the process of producing a literary history ... More

Argentina and Hispano-America  

Christina E. Civantos

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This chapter examines the main trends and themes found across the novels of the Hispano-American mahjar (place of exile and immigrant life), with particular emphasis on Argentina. It ... More

Australia  

Nijmeh Hajjar

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This chapter examines the development of the Arab Australian novel since its beginnings, surveying works produced in Arabic and English by three generations of Arab Australian authors. It ... More

Bahrain  

Barbara Michalak-Pikulska and Waïl S. Hassan

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Oct 2017
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This chapter examines the development of the novel in Bahrain. It first provides an overview of the beginnings of the literary movement in Bahrain, noting the role played by the press in ... More

Brazil  

Waïl S. Hassan

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This chapter examines the development of the Arabic novel in Brazil. Arab immigrants who went to Brazil to work as peddlers were labeled turcos, a term that has given rise to the most ... More

Britain  

Geoffrey P. Nash

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This chapter examines the development of Arab British fiction. It begins with an overview of the making of Arab British fiction, citing anti-colonialism, Orientalism, and hybridization as ... More

Canada  

Michelle Hartman

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This chapter examines the development of the Arab Canadian novel, first by discussing the history of Arab immigration and the Canadian cultural and political landscape. It then considers ... More

Chile  

Heba El Attar

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Oct 2017
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This chapter examines the literary work of the Arab diaspora in Chile, with particular emphasis on the Arab-Chilean, Syrian-Lebanese, and Palestinian-Chilean novels. It begins with an ... More

The Congo in the Chicano Southwest: Atlantic Continuities in Tomás Rivera and Rudolfo Anaya  

Sarah Quesada

This chapter draws from Tomás Rivera’s poetry and Rudolfo Anaya’s short story “The Man Who Could Fly” (2006) to read continuities of an Atlantic world formation within the Southwest. ... More

Egypt since 1960  

Marie-Thérèse Abdel-Messih

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Oct 2017
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This chapter examines the development of the novel in Egypt since 1960, with particular emphasis on the processes undergone by fiction writing in a period of rapid transformations. It ... More

Egypt until 1959  

Roger Allen

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This chapter examines the development of the novel in Egypt until 1959, focusing on its chronology and literary characteristics. It begins with an overview of the Egyptian novel genre and ... More

Eritrea  

Xavier Luffin

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Oct 2017
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This chapter examines the development of the novel in Eritrea. It begins with a discussion of literary languages used by Eritrean authors, including Tigrinya, Tigre, and Arabic. It then ... More

France  

Laura Reeck

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter examines and contextualizes important cornerstones of the Arab Diasporic novel in France. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French fascination with the Arabic language and ... More

Germany  

Yasemin Mohammad

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This chapter focuses on the development of the Arab German novel. Arab writers came to Germany primarily as students and political exiles and became well known in the country in the 1980s. ... More

Introduction  

Waïl S. Hassan

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This book offers a comprehensive survey of Arab novelistic traditions. It consists of forty-two chapters that explore the historical, geographical, and linguistic dimensions of the Arabic ... More

Iraq  

Haytham Bahoora

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Oct 2017
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This chapter examines the development of the novel in Iraq. It first considers the beginnings of prose narrative in Iraq, using the intermingling of the short story and the novel, ... More

Italy  

Jennifer Burns

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Oct 2017
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This chapter focuses on the development of the Italian novel identified with the Arab Diaspora. Literature in Italian by Arab writers is associated with the large-scale immigration from ... More

Jordan  

Walid Hamarneh

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter discusses the development of the novel in Jordan. It first provides an overview of the beginnings of the novel as a genre in Jordan, focusing on works that tend to be filled ... More

Kuwait  

Olatunbosun Ishaq Tijani

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter discusses the development of the novelistic tradition in Kuwait. It first provides an overview of the beginnings of modern Kuwaiti literature, focusing on the efflorescence of ... More

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