New Release: Strangeness by Shaker Abdel-Hamid

Ahram Online, Sunday 26 Feb 2012

New book by Egypt’s Minister of Culture redefines the notion of strangeness

Strangeness by Shaker Abdul-Hamid

Al Gharaba ... Al Mafhum Wa tagaleyatu' fil adab (Strangeness: The concept and its manifestations in literature) by Shaker Abdel-Hamid, Kuwait: Alam Al-Maarefa Series, 2012. 359pp.

The new book for critic and new Minister of Culture Shaker Abdel-Hamid was published after he took on the post in El-Ganzoury cabinet.

The book is divided into 9 sections, where a linguistic, philosophical and psychological description of the word is analysed, and compared with other close terms like estrangement, westernization and alienation, all of which come from the same basic word in the Arabic language.

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