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This group is focused on reviewing World / Arabic and "Eastern" Literature. The group will be run in English language and all discussions are in English.  The group is open for all people of all backgrounds.  The goal is to share knowledge and common interest in this topic. All books will have English translation available to ensure that everyone is included. We are also open to any Book suggestions from Eastern Cultures ( Russian, Persian, Turkish, Indian, Pakistani, Eastern European, ... etc ). The Group future will be decided based on it's participants. 

This Group is neither a religious nor political group, and even though literature aims at discussing all aspects of life, I hope we can all work to create a positive learning environment that aims at discovering Arabic and eastern literature and cultures. We hope that we can attract participants from different communities. 

Suggested List of Books: 

Twilight in Delhi – Ahmed Ali - 

The Trial - Kafkah - 

Cities of Salt – Abdelrahman Munif - 

City of Wrong : A Friday in Jerusalem – Kamel M. Hussain - 

Gate of the Sun - Elias Khoury - 

Granada : A Novel ( Middle East Literature In Translation ) – writer : Radwa Ahsour , translator : William Granara - 

I saw Ramallah – Murid Al Barghouti - 

In a Groove - Ryūnosuke Akutagawa - 

Miramar – Naguib Mahfouz - 


Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Done)

Madonna in a Fur Coat – Sabahattin Ali - (Done)

Men in the Sun – Ghassan Kanafani - (Done)

Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe  - (Done)

Season of Migration to the North – Tayeb Salih - (Done)

The Woman from Tantoura: A Novel of Palestine – Radwa Ashour - (Done)

The Day The Leader Was Killed - Naguib Mahfouz - (Done)

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    Hello Everyone, The next meet-up will be held on the 2 of April , we will be discussing Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih - Part 1 ( Half of the book - 80... Learn more

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