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Egyptian Literature

This is a list of the Egyptian Literature that I have in my possession. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all Egyptian Writers.

Laila Abou-Saif

A Bridge Through Time (Memoir)

Leila Ahmed

Women and Gender in Islam (Religion/Gender Studies)

A Border Passage (Memoir) Excerpt available online, Penguin Reading Guide available online

Western Eurocentrism and Perceptions of the Harem (Essay available online)

Audio Interview (2009) available online

Alaa al Aswany

The Yacoubian Building (Novel)

Izzat Amin Iskandar (Short Story available online)

When Women are Sinners in the Eyes of Extremists (Article available online)

Why the Muslim World Can’t Hear Obama (Article available online)

Switzerland’s Battle of the Minarets (Article available online)

Interview (2009) in The Guardian available online

Interview (2007) in The Guardian available online

Interview (2007) in Qantara available online

Interview (2006) in The National Geographic available online

Interview (2006) in Al Jadid available online

Video Interviews available online at Big Think

Where Alaa Al Aswany Is Writing From by Pankaj Mishra (article available online)   

Profile in Qantara available online

Zainab al Ghazali

The Return of the Pharaoh (Memoir translated from Arabic)

Zainab al-Ghazali: Pioneer of Islamist Feminism by P. Lewis (academic essay available online)

A Re-Reading of the Egyptian Zaynab al-Ghazzali, the Muslim brotherhood and the Islamic Feminist Movement in Contemporary Society by Ibrahim Olatunde Uthman (academic essay available online)

Profile available online

Gamal al-Ghitani

Zayni Barakat (Novel)

The Crop (Short Story translated into English available online)

Mystery Woman (Short Story translated into English available online)

Profile by Lettre Ulysses Award 2006 available online

Gamal al Ghitani: A Scent of History by Gamal Nkrumah (article available online)

Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid

Egypt and Cromer: A Study in Anglo-Egyptian Relations (History)

L’expédition d’Égypte et le débat sur la modernité (Essay in French available online)

Abdel Rahman al-Sharqawi

Egyptian Earth (Novel)

Latifa al-Zayyat

The Open Door (Novel) Excerpt available online

Review of The Open Door by Al Ahram Weekly available online

Website dedicated to the life and work of Latifa al-Zayyat

Idris Ali

Dongola: A Novel of Nubia (Novel)

Radwa Ashour

Siraaj (Novel)

Mapping the Nation: The Legacy of Darwish (Article available online)

Radwa Ashour’s Website

Nayra Atiya

Khul-Khaal: Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories (Biographies)

Salwa Bakr

The Man From Bashmour (Novel)

The Rooster’s Egg: A Fable of Ancient Thebes (Short Story available online)

Assil R. Bassili

Irini Passi (Novel)

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Egypt’s Road to Jerusalem: A Diplomat’s Story of the Struggle for Peace in the Middle East (Memoir)

Nawal El Saadawi

The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World (Women’s Studies)

A Daughter of Isis (Autobiography)

Woman at Point Zero (Novel)

Memoirs of a Woman Doctor (Novel)

The Innocence of the Devil (Novel)

Memoirs from the Women’s Prison (Memoir)

Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture Video available online

Interview (1997) available online

Interview (2008) available online

Interview (2009) available online

Interview (2010) available online

Profile available online

Transcript of a 2001 BBC Documentary about El Saadawai

Nawal el Saadawi – a creative and dissident life by Brian Belton and Clare Dowding (essay available online)

Nawal el Saadawi and Sherif Hetata’s Website

Anwar el-Sadat

In Search of Identity (Autobiography)

Nobel Lecture available online

Taha Hussein

A Man of Letters (Novel)

Le livre des jours (Memoir)

Profile available online

Sonallah Ibrahim

Warda (Novel)

Zaat (Novel)

The flying drapes of the Kaabah (Article available online)

Yusuf Idris

The Cheapest Nights and other stories (Short Stories)

Profile in Al Ahram available online

Obituary available online

Youssef Idris and His Gay Leader of Men by Saad Elkhadem (essay available online)

Naguib Mahfouz

Midaq Alley (Novel)

The Thief and the Dogs (Novel)

Miramar (Novel)

La Belle du Caire (Novel)

Fountain and Tomb (Novel)

Adrift on the Nile (Novel)

Arabian Nights and Days (Novel)

The Journey of Ibn Fattouma (Novel)

Children of the Alley (Novel)

Nobel Prize for Literature 1988 Lecture available online

Interview (1988) available online

Interview in The Paris Review available online

Profile available online

The Public, The Private and The Sphere inbetween: Re-Reading Najib Mahfuz’s Children of Our Quarter by A. Oladosu (academic essay available online)

A Note on Mahfouz’s Effort to Strike a Balance Between East and West by Ramzi M. Salti (essay available online)

Website dedicated to the life and work of Naguib Mahfouz

Haggag Hassan Oddoul

Nights of Musk: Stories from Old Nubia (Short Stories)

Flirting with the Moon (Short Story available online)

Alifa Rifaat

Distant View of a Minaret (Short Stories) Sparks Notes available online

Feminism and Religion in Alifa Rifaat’s Short Stories by Ramzi M. Salti (essay available online)

The Lifted Veil: Protest in Alifa Rifaat’s Short Stories by J. O. J. Nwachukwu-Agbada (essay available online)

Writing Women’s Bodies: A Study of Alifa Rifaat’s Short Fiction by Barbara A. Olive (essay available online)

Reconciling Arabo-Islamic culture and feminist consciousness in North African women’s writing: Silence and voice in the short stories of Alifa Rifaat and Assia Djebar by Naomi Nkealah (essay available online)

Ahdaf Soueif

The Map of Love (Novel)

Ahdaf Soueif’s Website

Bahaa Taher

Aunt Safiyya and the Monastery (Novel translated from Arabic available online)

Interview (2007) available online

Interview (2008) with Maya Jaggi in The Guardian available online

Profile available online

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  1. Fahrudin HM said, on February 7, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Can you help me to find information about biography of Fadiya Khattab, a modern Egyptian novelist. Thank’s…


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