From the mystical imagery of the Qur’an and the colourful stories of The Thousand and One Nights to the powerful verses of longing of Mahmoud Darwish and Nazik al-Mala’ika, this captivating collection includes translated excerpts of works by the major authors of the period, as well as by lesser-known writers of equal significance.
Beautifully produced, Desert Songs of the Night showcases the vibrant and distinctive literary heritage of the region, and is the ideal book for lovers of world literature and for those who seek an acquaintance with gems of Arab thought and expression.
About the Editors
Suheil Bushrui, the recipient of many awards, is a distinguished author, poet, critic and translator with extensive publications in both Arabic and English. A university professor for the last 56 years, he is currently the Emeritus Professor and first incumbent of the George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace at the University of Maryland, where he is also a Senior Scholar of Peace with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management.
The Chair of Humanities and General Education at Antioch University Midwest, James M. Malarkey is a specialist on Middle Eastern and North African affairs.
About the Publisher
Saqi Books is a leading independent publisher of trade and academic books on the Middle East and North Africa with two imprints: Westbourne Press is committed to releasing engaging works that offer an alternative, progressive perspective on the leading issues of our time, and Telegram publishes new and classic international writing.