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Modern Literature of the Gulf

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Barbara Michalak-Pikulska

This book contains a selection of texts in Arabic Languages from the Gulf countries.
The preceding study describes the beginnings of the literary movement in the Gulf region and presents the range of problems that appear in the regional literature. In this young and unknown literature reference is made to history as well as to social, political and cultural changes taking place in these countries. Without profound knowledge, a full understanding of the significance would be impossible.
The selected works have intentionally not been translated to allow the reader an independent analysis. The author offers an outline of modern short story writing from the Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Emirates and Kuwait) for all those interested in modern Arabic literature.
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Maryam Muḥammad ‘Abd Allah – Bidāyat aṭ-ṭarīq

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مريم محمد عبد الله - قطر

بداية الطريق

في غرفة مظلمة . ومن احدى النوافذ يتسرب ضوء خافت منبعث من اضاءة خارجية إلى إحد اركان الغرفة التي بدت حزينة كئيبة كشبح الفتاة الجالس في هذا الركن المظلم . تجلس القرفصاء .. وتسند راسها الى كفيها الصغيرين متكئة على ركبتيها .

تفكر بصمت دون أن تصل إلى هدف كغريق تائه في عرض محيط ليس له بداية ولا نهاية ، وكمرتحل في صحراء يحاول رسم السراب أمام عينيه ليقنع نفسه بالوصول .

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