Catégorie : Arab culture

The Orphans of Alexandria

The Orphans of Alexandria is a detective fiction set in the Alexandria cosmopolitansociety of the 1930s. It is the first of a serie of 3 novels featuring the same centralcharacters, but they can be read separately. The first two are published in Cairo by Beit alYasmine, and the third is to be published soon.The detective …

Arabic literature at the time of jâhiliyya

The Arabs call this period “Jâhiliyya” -Ignorance- because it ignored the existence of a single god as well as the monotheistic religion which was going to impose itself definitively thereafter. Indeed, the Arab tribes of the time were polytheists and worshiped in particular a God which they already called Allâh, represented in the form of …

The Thousand and One Nights: Fictional Literary Work

  the amphorae of Solomon قماقم سيدنا سليمان   There is therefore comparatively little prose fiction in Arabic literature, although many non-fiction works contain short stories. A large proportion of these were probably fabricated or embellished.   The tales of the Arabian Nights, which are among the best known in Arabic literature and which still …