Essays on Waiting For The Barbarians

Arabic Modes Of Storytelling In Waiting For The Barbarians

Reflecting on Arabic modes of storytelling woven into Salih’s prose, Benita Parry’s Reflections on the Excess of Empire (2005) accentuates the coexisting stories of Mustafa and the narrator as “told in the hieratic oral style of a hakawati”, in which the narrative mimics the mu-cirada literary form “meaning opposition or contradiction in which at least...
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