Short Arabic Plays: An Anthology by Salma Khadra Jayyusi
Playwriting is a recent development in the Arab world. This collection of 20 short plays is evidence of the remarkable strides made as numerous playwrights have come to grips with the genre's problems and potential. The subject matter ranges from political horror to comic tribulation to historical fable. The collection gives valuable insight into a fast-changing and increasingly distinctive area of modern Arabic literature.