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5 of the most famous Arabic novels





Not long ago, we have witnessed an explosion at the level of fiction writing in the Arab world. In light of this flood, some narratives emerge, and they enter the lists of a very large number of readers.

Let's get acquainted in this article with the most famous Arab novels, in terms of their readability and resonance among the readers:

1- The novel sak elBamboo  - Saud Al Sanousi


The novel is about Isa Rashid Al-Tarouf, or Jose Mendoza. As this young man was born to a Kuwaiti father and a Filipino mother, to find himself lost between two identities, with the social burdens they bear, and the different expectations of the individual on both sides.
It is hard to find an Arabic novel that was as popular as the bamboo leg. Certainly her winning the Arab Booker Prize helped shape her reputation, but would the novel take the prize if it wasn't worth it? Also read: Al Sanousi's Genius in "The Bamboo Leg".


2- Granada Trilogy - Radwa Ashour



What makes the Granada trilogy one of the most famous Arabic novels?
In this novel, Radwa Ashour writes about the rest of Granada after the fall of Andalusia, their hopes and dreams; “What is wrong with a drowning clinging to a plank, stick, or straw? What is the crime for making a glazed and colored jellyfish to bear the darkness of its colors?” Can we generalize this sentence, taken from the novel, to everyone who stayed in Granada after its fall? Any of the heroes of Radwa Ashour's novel? Also read: In the presence of the lady: Radwa Ashour Corner at Noon Used Book Fair, Jordan 2015.


3- The Abyss balcony narration - Ibrahim Nasrallah



The Abyss balcony is one of the novels of the "Balconies" project written by Ibrahim Nasrallah, which is a project parallel to the Palestinian comedy.
Ibrahim Nasrallah writes in this novel about the reasons that led to the outbreak of the situation in the Arab world before the Arab Spring. Through three main characters: Minister Suleiman Bey. .


4- Mercury's novel - Mohamed Rabie



Muhammad Rabee’s story begins with an introductory chapter about a father who kills his children and begins eating them while awaiting his arrest. Muhammad Rabei does not compromise, as it begins with a chapter like this, as if it creates a black atmosphere for the novel that will remain attached to it to the end.
If we want to investigate why "Mercury" is one of the most famous Arabic novels, It revolves primarily around the collapse of the Egyptian revolution, by its values, through its rhetoric, of the hopes that have been held on it. And that is through an imagined plot, based on the invasion of the soldiers of a country called "The Knights of Malta" to Egypt, which is told by a sniper in the Egyptian army called "Ahmed Mercury", as well as how the country reached this state from February 11, 2011 until 2025. Read also: History of discrimination Ethnic in the novel "The Domestic Worker."


5- Death narration is hard work - Khaled Khalifa



The Syrian novelist Khaled Khalifa quickly enters the reader with his narrative by title. The Syrian tragedy is so great that death becomes a hard labor in itself.
The presence of the Syrian tragedy on the world stage and the Arab world today strongly, makes the works that it deals with more famous and widespread.
A father recommends that his body be buried in his hometown (Annabiya Village). His children carry him in a car from the Levant towards the village, trying to cross the barriers along the road. Also read: No knives in the kitchens of this city.


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