From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
[What follows is a translation of a short story written by Ghassan Kanfani in 1958, entitled “The Stolen Shirt.” Although among his relatively lesser known works, especially as compared to his far-reaching novels Men in The Sun and All That’s Left for You, this short story is no less representative of Kanafani’s masterful storytelling. It is also just as representative of the often subliminal, disjointed, and non-linear narrative style he is known for, and through which he ...Keep Reading »
Michael Fares is an Instructional Assistant Professor of Arabic at the University of Houston. He received his M.A. in Arabic from the University of Texas at Austin with a focus on teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, and has taught Arabic to undergraduate students representing a diverse variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and interests. In addition to modern Arabic literature and the Arabic short story, Michael’s interests include teaching Arabic as a foreign language, learning language through culture, and Arabic dialect variation and similarity to Modern Standard Arabic.
"Inasmuch as the book is about the impossibility of the Islamic state, it is also pronouncedly a sustained critique of modernity… the native Islamic heritage provides as good an example and model for constructing forms of Islamic governance as any Western model, if not even better."click | email | tweet