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Iraq's Modern Arabic Literature: A Guide to English Translations Since 1950 (Hardback)
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Iraq's Modern Arabic Literature: A Guide to English Translations Since 1950 (Hardback)

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Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 14/10/2010
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This book covers 60 years of translations, studies, and other writings, which represent Iraq's national literature, including recent works of numerous Iraqi writers living in Western exile. By drawing attention to a largely overlooked but relevant and extensive literature accessible in English, it will serve as an invaluable guide to students of contemporary Iraq, modern Arabic literature and other fields such as women's studies, postcolonial studies, third world literature, American-Arab/Muslim Relations, and disapora studies.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810877054
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 229 x 148 x 18 mm


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Many thanks are due to Salih J Altoma for his relentless tracking down of translations. * Libyan Fiction *
Altoma has achieved what he has set out to do: he has provided a thorough guide to English translations of Iraq's modern Arabic literature. In so doing, he has also brought to light important trends in the field....His solid guide invites people from across fields to participate in the promotion of Iraq's cultural production. Altoma has laid an outstanding foundation for such work. Iraq's Modern Arabic Literature: A Guide to English Translations Since 1950 benefits from the author's extensive background in Arabic literature and translation studies, and his past work compiling bibliographical guides. In fact, as an expert in these fields and in Iraqi literature, Altoma is uniquely positioned to write this book. More importantly, though, his dedication to the subject comes through in each page that he writes. It is especially evident in the amount of work and attention to detail that no doubt went into compiling this guide. Anyone interested in Arabic literature in general or Iraqi literature specifically will find this book to be nothing short of a treasure trove. It is also a valuable resource for those interested in the study of diaspora, postcolonial, gender, and translation studies. For the general reader, this guide serves as a timely and important antithesis to the dehumanizing images of Iraq with which the English-speaking world is constantly bombarded. Altoma has masterfully demonstrated that an expanding world of more human representations exists for the English reader. * Digest of Middle East Studies *

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