7 Best Arabic Novels For Everyone

Arabic EbooksJanuary 1, 2022

Some Arabic literature books are considered best-worthy literary works in world literature. Here we have a collection of all the best Arabic novels of Arab literature, which is appreciated as the must-read for everyone. Here is it:

1. Palace Walk (بين القصرين)

Palace Walk is the first book of the famous Cairo Trilogy. Eminent Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz wrote this book, which is considered one of the remarkable novels in Arabic literature. The original title of this book is بین القصرین and first published in 1956. The story of this book is about the exciting saga of a Muslim family in Cairo, set in the early 1900s during Egypt’s occupation by British forces.

2. Children of Gebelawi (أولاد حارتنا)

Famous Egyptian writer and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz write the Children of Gebelawi novel. The title of the Egyptian dialectal transliteration of this book is Awlad Haretna. أولاد حارتنا is the original title of this book. This book was first published in 1959.

3. The Harafish (ملحمة الحرافيش)

Naguib Mahfouz wrote The Harafish Arabic novel, familiar to Arab literature readers. This book tells the story of a man, Ashur al-Nagi. He grew from humble origins to become a great leader, was a legend among the ordinary people.

4. One Thousand and One Nights (ألف ليلة و ليلة‎)

One Thousand and One Nights book is a Folk music and Fairy tale genre writing.

One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. In English, it is often known as the Arabian Nights, from the first English-language edition, which rendered the title as The Arabian Nights’ Entertainment.

5. Season of Migration to the North (موسم الهجرة إلى الشمال)

Famous Sudanese novelist Tayeb Salih wrote the Season of Migration to the North novel, one of the best colonial Arabic classic novels. Denys Johnson-Davies, an Arabic to English literary translator, translated this book into English. This book was first published in 1966. Season of Migration to the North is a vibrant and sensual work of deep honesty and incandescent lyricism. The famous Arab writers and critics selected this book as the most important Arab novel of the twentieth century.

6. The story of Zahra (حكاية زهرة)

Famous Lebanese journalist, novelist, and short-story writer Hanan Al-Shaykh wrote The Story of Zahra novel. She wrote in this book about a child of the Lebanese Shia community. Her name is Zahra. She is haunted by dark memories of deception and abuse by her parents. Peter Ford translated this book into English.

7. Papa Sartre (بابا سارتر)

Ali Bader is a famous Iraqi writer. He wrote the Papa Sartre famous Arabic novel. This book was originally published in Arabic in Beirut, 2001. This book is also translated into English end. The English title is Papa Sartre: A Modern Arabic Novel.

If you wish to read and enjoy these books, you may get PDF copy of these books over internet, which are free to read.


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