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Brice Cantrell
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Arabic literature Could you recommend Arab authors who write in Arabic? I'd be interested in both older and more contemporary authors. Moreover, are there any authors from Morocco whom you'd recommend? Thanks.
Aug 19, 2016 1:45 AM
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You might enjoy "Taxi" by Khaled Al Khamissi (Egyptian). Just be aware the much of the text is written in Egyptian dialect, as it pertains to conversations with cab drivers.

Another title that might interest you is "Himar Al Hakim" by Tawfiq Hakim (Egyptian). It is an amusing story and not too difficult in comparison with the works of some of the other authors mentioned. In any case, I think it is a good introduction to Arabic language literature.


After that, you might consider one of the shorter novels by Naguib Mahfouz (Egyptian), such as "The Thief and the Dogs". After reading that novel, I am now finishing "Layali Alf Layla", also by Nabuib Mahfouz, and it has been well worth the effort. What an amazing story!

Enjoy the journey!

August 21, 2016
you should search for Goubran khalil gibran
August 22, 2016
naguib mahfouz one of the most common author , mohamed shokry is the most common moroccan author , they both are novelist , and mahfouz is a nobel winner
August 19, 2016
Haidar Haidar .he is
December 5, 2016
the moroccan author i recommand to you is Abdelmajid Benjelloun and his book " في الطفولة " 
December 5, 2016
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Brice Cantrell
Language Skills
Arabic, Arabic (Maghrebi), English, French, German, Russian, Slovak
Learning Language
Arabic, Arabic (Maghrebi), French, Russian, Slovak