- The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions
- List of Contributors
- Toward a Theory of the Arabic Novel
- The Arabic Novel and History
- The Medieval Turn in Modern Arabic Narrative
- The Novel and the <i>Maqāma</i>
- <i>A Thousand and One Nights</i> and the Novel
- Translations and Adaptations from the European Novel, 1835–1925
- Women and the Emergence of the Arabic Novel
- Egypt until 1959
- Egypt since 1960
- Saudi Arabia
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Sudan and South Sudan
- The United Arab Emirates
- Argentina and Hispano-America
- The Netherlands
- The United States
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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 the development of modern Bahraini literature, particularly prose genres. It then looks at the first generation of Bahraini authors, including Muḥammad ‘Abd al-Malik, who began publishing short stories in 1966, and ‘Abd Allah Khalīfa, whose early fiction contains realistic representations of life centered on the sea. The chapter also discusses a number of Bahraini novels written by the second generation of Bahraini authors, including Walīd Hāshim, Fatḥiyya Nā ṣir, and Aḥmad al-Mu’adhdhin.
Barbara Michalak-Pikulska is Professor and Head of the Arabic Department and the Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She is the author of The Contemporary Kuwaiti Short Story in Peace Time and War (1998), Modern Poetry and Prose of Oman 1970–2000 (2002), Modern Poetry and Prose of Bahrain (2006), Modern Literature of the United Arab Emirate (2012), and Modern Literature of the Gulf (2016), as well as many papers on various aspects of contemporary Arabic literature.
Waïl S. Hassan is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Tayeb Salih: Ideology and the Craft of Fiction (2003) and Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature (2011). He has co-edited Approaches to Teaching the Works of Naguib Mahfouz (2012) and translated Abdelfattah Kilito’s Thou Shalt Not Speak My Language (Arabic to English, 2008) and Alberto Mussa’s Lughz al-qāf (Portuguese to Arabic, 2015). Elected Second Vice-President of the American Comparative Literature Association in 2017, he will become ACLA President in 2019–2020.
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