ALT 35: Focus on Egypt
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338 Pages

21.6 x 14 cm

Series: African Literature Today

Imprint: James Currey

ALT 35: Focus on Egypt

African Literature Today

Edited by Ernest N. Emenyonu

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  • Conversations with Nawal El Saadawi
As well as a rare examination of Egyptian literature, this volume includes a non-themed section of Featured Articles and a Literary Supplement.
Creativity has flourished in Egypt, a historically important and strategically located North African country and a leading nation in the Arab world. The main focus in this volume is to examine Egyptian writers, especially those whose works have enriched African Literature through their depiction of historical, cultural and socio-political forces such as Naguib Mahfouz, Yusuf Idris, Nawal El Saadawi, Ahdaf Soueif, Tawfiq al-Hakim and Alifa Rifaat (Fatimah Rifaat). Writing in both Arabic and the English language, their thematic concerns have been as versatile as they have been controversial. Nawal El Saadawi provides a Foreword to the volume and an interview.

This volume also includes a non-themed section of Featured Articles and a Literary Supplement.
Volume Editor: Ernest N. Emenyonu
Series Editor: Ernest N. Emenyonu is Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, USA.
Reviews Editor: Obi Nwakanma
Foreword - Nawal El Saadawi
Editorial Article: "Is Egypt in Africa, Professor?" - Ernest N. Emenyonu
Coping with a Failed Revolution: Basma Abdel, Aziz Nael Eltoukhy, Mohammed Rabie & Yasmine el Rasgidi - John C. Hawley
The Complications of Reading Egypt as Africa: Translation & Magdy el-Shafee's Metro - James M. Hodapp
The Complications of Reading Egypt as Africa: Translation & Magdy el-Shafee's Metro - Deema Nasser
Narratives of the "Nubian Awakening": Reclaiming Egypt's African Identity - Christine Gilmore
Frantz Fanon's Conceptualization of Decolonization in Sonallah Ibrahim's The Committee - Temitope Abisoye Noah
Romance as Epistemological Aesthetic in the Fiction of Ahdaf Soueif - F. Fiona Moolla
Literature as Prophecy: Re-Reading Yusuf Idris's The Cheapest Nights - Eunice Ngongkum
Travel & Discovery: Hopes for a New Egypt in Mohamed Salmawy's Butterfly Wings - Kelvin N. Toh
The Symbolic Relevance of the Use of the Eye in Nawal El Saadawi's Two Women in One & God Dies by the Nile - Razinat Talatu Mohammed
African Epics: A Comparative Study of Sundiata & Al-Sirah al-Hilaliyyah - Khalid Abouel-lail
Conversations with Nawal El Saadawi: Feminism, Dissidence, Patriarchy & Contemporary Egyptian Literature. Online Interview - Nawal El Saadawi
FEATURED ARTICLES - Little Magazines & the Development of Modern African Poetry - Mathias Iroro Orhero
Locating African and Diaspora Literature in the Global Context - Tomi Adeaga
The Postcolonial Writer & the Existential Ordeal - Nduka Otiono
LITERARY SUPPLEMENT - "My Mother (Nawal El Saadawi)" - poem - Mona Helmy
"And the Stars Beckoned" - short story - Nadia Wassef
"Hijack in Hurghada" - travelogue - Razinat Talatu Mohammed
"Childless" - short story - Kalapi Sen
"The President's Change Agent" - short story - Akachi Ezeigbo
In Memoriam: Professor Isidore O. Okpewho, 1941-2016 - Chiji Akoma
Reviews [Edited by Obi Nwakanma]

Ernest N. Emenyonu is Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, USA. He is Series Editor of African Literature Today, and editor of A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (James Currey, 2017). A Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (FNAL) and the Nigerian Academy of Education (FNAE), Professor Emenyonu is a specialist in African Literature, he has taught African Literature at various institutions of higher learning in Nigeria and the United States, and has published extensively in the field. His publications include Emerging Perspectives on Nawal El Saadawi (2010), Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe Vols. 1 & 2, (2004), Goat Skin Bags and Wisdom: New Critical Perspectives on African Literature (2000). He is also the author of: A Good Shepherd: A Biography of the Most Rev. Benjamin C. Nwankiti (2003). His works of fiction include: Tales of Our Motherland (short stories) (1999) and a number of children's books including Uzo: A Story of African Childhood (2011).

Ernest N. Emenyonu is Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, USA. He is Series Editor of African Literature Today, and editor of A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (James Currey, 2017). A Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (FNAL) and the Nigerian Academy of Education (FNAE), Professor Emenyonu is a specialist in African Literature, he has taught African Literature at various institutions of higher learning in Nigeria and the United States, and has published extensively in the field. His publications include Emerging Perspectives on Nawal El Saadawi (2010), Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe Vols. 1 & 2, (2004), Goat Skin Bags and Wisdom: New Critical Perspectives on African Literature (2000). He is also the author of A Good Shepherd: A Biography of the Most Rev. Benjamin C. Nwankiti (2003). His works of fiction include Tales of Our Motherland (short stories) (1999) and a number of children's books including Uzo: A Story of African Childhood (2011).

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Title Details

338 Pages

2.16 x 1.4 cm

Series: African Literature Today

Imprint: James Currey