Introduction to Arabic Literary Journalism: A Critical Study


This paper examines Al Adab Al Sahafi: (Arabic literary journalism) as a possible branch of Anglo-American literary journalism, analyzing extracts from works of Al Jahith, Abu: Hayan Al Tawhedi:, Yacaqub Sanu:c and Ghassan Kanafany according to the criteria set out by a number of Anglo-American literary journalism scholars such as Thomas Connery, Kevin Kerrane, Ben Yagoda, and Norman Sims. This paper also briefly surveys humor in Al Adab Al Sahafi: to the end of understanding its role at overcoming challenges of limited freedom of expression in the Arab world.


Samah Jumaa Abu Marzouk




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