Under the naked sky: short stories from the Arab world
Saqi Books, 2000 - Fiction - 243 pages
Drawing on an intimate knowledge of modern Arabic writing, Denys Johnson-Davies brings together a colourful mosaic of life as lived and portrayed by Arabs from Morocco to Iraq.
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