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Arab Wests: Maghrib, Europe and the Americas in the Modern Literary Imagination

"“Arab Wests” is defined by long and complex processes of mobility, cultural exchanges, and imperial encounters in the Western Mediterranean and across the Atlantic in the early modern period. Two novels,..." – By Ahmed Idrissi Alami

Modern Sudanese Literature

"Modern Sudanese literature presents an extremely interesting landscape that mirrors the problems that the category “Sudan” represents for scholars across disciplinary barriers and..." – By Afis Ayinde Oladosu

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