Category: Arabic literature

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 …

Egyptian historical novel

Egypt 30 years… Nostalgia and police puzzles The Orphans of Alexandria By Zeinab Zaza The Orphans of Alexandria is a detective fiction set in the Alexandria cosmopolitan society of the 1930s. It is the first of a serie of 3 novels featuring the same central characters, but they can be read separately. The first two …

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 …