Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Geoff Nash on Ameen Rihani

Ameen Rihani
(Source: Wikipedia)
The Lebanese-American writer Ameen Rihani (1876-1940) - widely regarded as the father of the Arab novel in English - is the subject of a recently published essay by Dr Geoff Nash, who argues that Rihani was a modern figure who manoeuvred his way between the gaps of fixed western and Arab identities.

Geoff's chapter is called 'Beyond Orientalism: Khalid, the Secular City, and the Transcultural Self' and it appears in The Edinburgh Companion to the Arab Novel in English: The Politics of Anglo Arab and Arab American Literature and Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).


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