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The value of freedom the writer against the establishment

Samia Mehrez

in Egypt's Culture Wars: Politics and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163746
eISBN:
9781617970399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163746.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Sonallah Ibrahim was honored as one of the Arab world's most distinguished novelists, at the closing ceremony of the second International Conference on the Arab Novel. During his speech, Sonallah ... More


Cairo: Urban Space, Surveillance and the State

Yasmine Ramadan

in Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474427647
eISBN:
9781474476775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427647.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the representation of the urban space of Cairo. It examines Sonallah Ibrahim’s Tilka-l-raʾiha (TheSmell of it, 1966), Gamal al-Ghitani’s Waqaʾiʿ harat al-Zaʿfarani (The ... More


From thehara to the imara Emerging urban metaphors in the literary production on contemporary Cairo1

Samia Mehrez

in Egypt's Culture Wars: Politics and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163746
eISBN:
9781617970399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163746.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Whereas the hara represented the well-ordered urban fabric of the old city, the imara has come to embody the contradictions of the global face of the mega-metropolis. This chapter looks at four ... More


From Solitude to Stealth: Taha Hussein and Sonallah Ibrahim

Tahia Abdel Nasser

in Literary Autobiography and Arab National Struggles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474420228
eISBN:
9781474438537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420228.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the foundational three-volume autobiography in Arabic literature by Egyptian reformer Taha Hussein and an autobiographical novel by Egyptian writer Sonallah Ibrahim. The two ... More


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