In this book, renowned poet and literary critic Kamal Elgizouli offers a brief history of the evolution of modern and contemporary Sudanese poetry from the beginning of the 20th century until today. The writer does not follow the traditional classification of schools in literary criticism, while only addressing standard Arabic poetry and excluding written in Sudanese colloquial dialect, a project he wishes to pursue separately. In the process, he critically links Sudanese poetic creativity to major political and cultural changes and transformations during the colonial and post-colonial period in Sudan, while also dealing with the issue of Sudanese identity in terms of engaging in the framework of modernity without the condition of freedom.

About the Author

Kamal Elgizouli is a Sudanese lawyer and commissioner for oaths. Kamal studied at Kiev University and obtained a MA in international law as well as a BA in translation. He has published four poetry collections as well as many books and scholarly articles in various magazines and periodicals in Sudan, Damascus, and Cairo. Kamal is also a human rights advocate and has also served as Secretary General of the Sudanese Writers Union.

In this book, renowned poet and literary critic Kamal Elgizouli offers a brief history of the evolution of modern and contemporary Sudanese poetry from the beginning of the 20th century until today. The writer does not follow the traditional classification of schools in literary criticism, while only addressing standard Arabic poetry and excluding written in Sudanese colloquial dialect, a project he wishes to pursue separately. In the process, he critically links Sudanese poetic creativity to major political and cultural changes and transformations during the colonial and post-colonial period in Sudan, while also dealing with the issue of Sudanese identity in terms of engaging in the framework of modernity without the condition of freedom.

In this book, renowned poet and literary critic Kamal Elgizouli offers a brief history of the evolution of modern and contemporary Sudanese poetry from the beginning of the 20th century until today. The writer does not follow the traditional classification of schools in literary criticism, while only addressing standard Arabic poetry and excluding written in Sudanese colloquial dialect, a project he wishes to pursue separately. In the process, he critically links Sudanese poetic creativity to major political and cultural changes and transformations during the colonial and post-colonial period in Sudan, while also dealing with the issue of Sudanese identity in terms of engaging in the framework of modernity without the condition of freedom.

About the Author

Kamal Elgizouli is a Sudanese lawyer and commissioner for oaths. Kamal studied at Kiev University and obtained a MA in international law as well as a BA in translation. He has published four poetry collections as well as many books and scholarly articles in various magazines and periodicals in Sudan, Damascus, and Cairo. Kamal is also a human rights advocate and has also served as Secretary General of the Sudanese Writers Union.

Publisher

The Africa Institute (Sharjah, UAE) and Madarat (Khartoum, Sudan)

Language

Arabic

ISBN

978-9948-25-211-5

Dimensions

18 x 13 cm, paperback

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