Tagged with Comparative Literature

Identity and Literature: Re-imagining the Past in Egypt, the Gulf and the West

I wrote this in response to the post “From Whence ‘Authentic’ Egyptian Literary Culture?” at: http://arablit.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/gamal-al-ghitani-on-what-it-means-to-be-culturally-egyptian/#comment-7896 “It would be interesting to hear how novelist Gamal al-Ghitani might respond to Tamim al-Barghouti‘s recent points about the nature of authentic* Egyptian culture. Al-Barghouti, during his talk at the mid-February “Narrating the Arab Spring” conference, said that Pharaonic history, as it … Continue reading