Khairy Alzahaby, Gamal el-Ghitani & Halim Barakat

  • Riad Ismat
Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)


Khairy Alzahaby, a staunch Damascene novelist who graduated from Cairo University, wrote a saga about a revolutionary family in three generations. Gamal el-Ghitani, an Egyptian novelist who published his breakthrough novel in Damascus, related historical events with a political projection on the contemporary. Halim Barakat, a Syrian/American novelist, dedicated his novels to the theme of alienation and the question of identity after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

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  • Riad Ismat
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  1. 1.Buffett Institute for Global StudiesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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