Join our Mailing List

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive updates from Saqi direct to your inbox. We won’t share your details with anyone else; for more details, see our Privacy Policy.

We are currently not taking orders through our website due to the lockdown. However, Saqi titles are available for sale from all good independent bookshops and online retailers such as Hive and We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your understanding and support during this time.

A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature

A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature

9780863564055 March 2008 Paperback 184pp

About the Book

Modern Arabic literature remains little known and poorly understood despite growing curiosity among European readers.

This brief introduction offers a unique overview, focusing on developments over the last fifty years. It provides a guide to the literary landscape, indicating the major landmarks in the shape of authors, ideas and debates.

The picture that emerges shows that the literature of the modern Arab world, Europe’s closest neighbour, is not so far from us as we are sometimes encouraged to think.

A timely contribution to the dialogue between East and West, bringing modern Arabic literature into the mainstream for English-speaking readers.

About the Author

David Tresilian has taught at Columbia University, the American University of Cairo, Cairo University and the University of Paris XIII. He has been at the American University of Paris since 1999 and was formerly co-editor of the Cairo Review of Books, published in Cairo by al-Ahram.

Join Our Mailing List

Sign up to our newsletter to receive 15% off your first order.