Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader

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Ronak Husni, Daniel L. Newman
Saqi, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 296 pages

Designed as a reader for intermediate students of Arabic and those who may wish to broaden their appreciation of leading Middle Eastern writers, this collection features stories in both Arabic and English translation. Prefaced by an author biography plus notes on context and background, each story is followed by a glossary and discussion of problematic language points.

Authors include Naguib Mahfouz, Edwar al-Kharrat, Hanan al-Shaykh, Layla al-Uthman, and Mohamed Choukri.

Ronak Husni is a senior lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, teaching Arabic language, literature, and translation.

Daniel L. Newman is the course director of the MA in Arabic/English Translation at the University of Durham and the author of An Imam in Paris (Saqi Books).

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User Review  - WalksAllNight - LibraryThing

A lot more interesting than most textbooks! If you are studying Arabic at an advanced level, then you'll probably enjoy these short stories. The page by page translation makes it easy to pick up the gist, although the translation is quite loose. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Ronak Husni teaches Arabic language, literature and translation at the University of Durham. She obtained a BA in Arabic Language and Literature from the University of Mosul, Iraq, and a PhD from the University of St Andrew's, Scotland. Daniel L. Newman is Head of the Arabic Department at the University of Durham and Course Director of the MA in Arabic/English Translation. He holds a PhD in Arabic Literature and Language from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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