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Angry Voices: An Anthology of the Off-Beat New Egyptian Poets

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A new movement is emerging in Egyptian literature--urban in its energies; cosmopolitan in its national, Arabic, and western influences; and independent and rowdy in its voice. For centuries, Arabic literature mandated traditional, unchanging, highly structured language and forms. In the 1960s and 1970s, writers rebelled to write in a variety of vernaculars. Now, young Egyp ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by University of Arkansas Press (first published April 2003)
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Aug 24, 2009 CA rated it it was amazing
Like most anthologies I don't LOVE everything in it, BUT, the things I DO LOVE I LOVE SO MUCH that the book can only have 5 stars!

And if this anthology proves to give examples of what's really, currently being written in Egypt, WELL, what a relief to see there's NO Billy Collins Egyptian DOPPELGANGER! Thank GOD, or Allah, SOMEONE!

SO MANY WEIRD AND AMAZING POEMS! Like this one by Mohamed Lasheen:


NIGHTMARES FIT TO AROUSE MISGIVINGS

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