Short Arabic Plays: An Anthology

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Salma Khadra Jayyusi
Interlink Books, 2003 - Drama - 466 pages
It is only in fairly recent times that Arab writers have turned their hands to the theater. This collection of nineteen short plays gives a valuable insight into a fast-changing and increasingly distinctive area of modern Arabic literature.

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I've admired and enjoyed others of Salma Khadra Jayyusi's anthologies, but did not enjoy this one as much - though the plays themselves are (mostly) creative and well-crafted. I am struck by the ... Read full review

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Jayyusi, a poet and the founder of the Project of Translation from Arabic, highlights emerging Arab playwrights from Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. The 20 plays could be ... Read full review


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Salma Khadra Jayyusi is editor of Literature of Modern Arabia; Modern Arabic Poetry: An Anthology: and Modern Arabic Fiction: An Anthology.

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