Arab Studies Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 4, Fall

Edward Al-Kharrat, a Pioneer of Innovative Narrative Prose Writing: Beginnings
Abstract:This study deals with the short stories of Edward al-Kharrat (b. 1926) during the early stages of his writing career, which officially began at the end of the 1950s. The article will deal with the atmosphere, the contents and the novel aspects...
Historical Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa
Ghada Talhami. Historical Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa Toronto: Scarecrow Press, 2012. 440 pages. Hardcover $100.00While the role of women in the Middle East and North Africa has generally been neglected or ignored in studies...
In Memoriam: Alixa Naff (1919-2013)
Social historian Alixa Naff, considered "the mother" of Arab American Studies, died on June 1, 2013 in Bowie Maryland. She was bom September 15, 1919 in Rashayya al-Wadi, a village in the Anti-Lebanon, the western mountain range of the former Syrian...
Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All?
Amaney A. Jamal. Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy At All? Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2012. 296 pages. Paperback $27.95Overthrowing some autocratic regimes in the Arab world these past few years is...
Political Engagement: The Palestinian Confessional Genre
Abstract:The personal struggle and creative achievement of Fadwa Tuqan (1917-2003), one of the most celebrated poets in the Arab world, signify the plight of the Palestinian people in the twentieth century. Her autobiography, A Mountainous Journey, An...
Radicalism and Political Reform in the Islamic and Western Worlds
Kai Hafez. Radicalism and Political Reform in the Islamic and Western Worlds Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 320 pages. Paperback $30.99In the West, misreading Islam is the norm. In fact, academics and journalists thrive on pillorying Muslims....
The Palestinian Spring That Was Not: The Youth and Political Activism in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Abstract:This article explains the current political role of the Palestinian youth by comparing the period shortly before the First and Second Intifadas with the current situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). It critically interrogates...
The Poetic Voices of Ahmad Abd Al-Mu'ti Hijazi: 1950-2011
Abstract:This article examines the poetic voices of Egyptian poet Ahmad Abd al-Mu'ti Hijazi in five representative poems written between 1950 and 2011. It investigates the role of major political events in the Arab world on his trajectory and poetic...
Whatever Happened to the Egyptian Revolution?
Galal Amin. Whatever Happened to the Egyptian Revolution? Cairo, Egypt: The American University in Cairo Press, 2013. 289 pages. Hardcover $29.95Galal Amin's new book may be seen as part two of his earlier book Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? (2001)....
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