The following required books are available through the college bookstore:

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction, Jonathan Culler

An Introduction to Arab Poetics, Adonis

Modern Poetry of the Arab World, Abdallah al-Udhari

An Egyptian Childhood, Taha Hussein

The Lamp of Umm Hashim and Other Stories, Yahya Hakki

Miramar, Naguib Mahfouz

Season of Migration to the North, Tayeb Salih

For Bread Alone, Mohamed Choukri

The Story of Zahra, Hanan al-Shaykh

The Bleeding of the Stone, Ibrahim al-Koni

In the Presence of Absence, Mahmoud Darwish

Papa Sartre, Ali Bader


Readings on electronic reserves (Eres) can be accessed through the Library’s “Course Reserves” website, your Course Hub or here: When prompted, enter the course password: 2251sl