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Middle East and North Africa: Literature

A guide to resources available through the LCC Library and online for research on the modern Middle East and North Africa.

Online Resources

Below are two websites with information about contemporary Arab writers. There are also many excellent biographical articles on Wikipedia.

Al-Bab on Arab literature  An overview of Arab literature with examples from classical, folk, and modern genres.

Radius of Arab-American Writers  A literary organization dedicated to supporting creative and scholarly writing by Arab-Americans.

Arab Poetry

Subject Headings

Use these links to search in the LCC Library catalog by Subject Heading:

Arabic fiction

Arabic literature -- History and criticism

Arabic poetry

Middle East in literature

Short stories, Arabic


Cairo bookstore

Multivolume sets of books in Arabic in Cairo bookstore. Flickr Commons, Photo by martynsmith500.

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