9 Great Arab Cult Classics

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Arabic Literature (in English)

This post first appeared on BookRiot:

The American University in Cairo Press recently announced its January 2017 release of the Diaries of Waguih Ghali. As I tweeted about it, I was reminded that I am not the lone member of the Ghali-cult club.

For the uninitiated: The Egyptian writer Waguih Ghali published just one novel, Beer in the Snooker Club, in 1964. Ghali wrote it in English, but it’s been a cult classic in Arabic as well, translated by acclaimed Egyptian poet Iman Mersal and…

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