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Minorities in the Contemporary Egyptian Novel

Mary Youssef


This book examines questions of identity, nationalism, and marginalization in the contemporary Egyptian novel from a postcolonial lens. Under colonial rule, the Egyptian novel invoked a sovereign nation-state by basking in its perceived unity. After independence, the novel professed disenchantment with state practices and unequal class and gender relations, without disrupting the nation’s imagined racial and ethno-religious homogeneity. This book identifies a trend in the twenty-first-century Egyptian novel that shatters this singular view, with the rise of a new consciousness that presents Eg ... More

Keywords: Identity, Nationalism, Difference, Minorities, Marginalization, Postcolonial Studies, Genre, Contemporary Egyptian Novel, New consciousness, Literary History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474415415
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415415.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Youssef, author
State University of New York, Binghamton