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A Crack in the Wall: New Arab Poetry

by Margaret Obank and Samuel Shimon (Editors)
£12.95   paperback  Saqi Books (2000)

A Crack in the Wall: New Arab Poetry by Margaret Obank and Samuel Shimon (Editors) This anthology of new Arab poetry highlights the work of a new generation of poets from around the Arab world - men and women from as far as Morocco to the West and Iraq to the East. Their writings may span 30 years, but the forms, styles and subject matters they are experimenting with indicate a departure from the old towards an explosion of new poetry that is innovative, expressive and daring.
 
This is also a personal journey for most as they delve into their past, ethnicity and cultural complexities, with an intensity of images and emotions. Illustrating this is the fact that some poems were not even written in the "native" Arabic but in French or English, demonstrating the multicultural influences which have come to shape modern Arab poetry in the latter part of the 20th century.

ISBN 13: 9780863563294 | ISBN 10: 0863563295