Mastering Arabic through literature


Alwakeel, Saeed, 1966‒

Soliman, Iman Aziz


Lāšīn, Maḥmūd Ṭāhir, 1894‒1954

Maḥfūẓ, Naǧīb, 1911‒2006

Idrīs, Yūsuf, 1927‒1991

Ṣāliḥ, al-Ṭayyib, 1929‒2009

Al-Ḥakīm, Ḥusayn Tawfīq, 1898‒1987

ʿAbd al-Ṣabūr, Ṣalāḥ, 1930‒1981

Wannūs, Saʿd Allāh, 1941‒1997

Berrechid, Abdelkrim, 1943‒

Date of creation
2014 — 2016 Gregorian
Preferred title
Mastering Arabic through literature English
Variant title work
  • الربى Arabic
Work type
Single work
Non-literary work Instructional work
Work manifested
Work genre
Textual work

In an innovative concept in the teaching of Modern Standard Arabic, this new content-based book aims to bolster study for advanced students in both linguistic skills and literary appreciation through the reading of short stories in the original Arabic by four great but very different writers: Mahmoud Taher Lashin, Naguib Mahfouz, Yusuf Idris, and Tayeb Salih. Creative reading tasks and exercises focus on the writing and literary styles of the four writers, while grammar is reinforced through text analysis and writing assignments, with an emphasis on building vocabulary and idiomatic expressions, as well as developing a deeper understanding of cultural issues. With an integrated skills approach, al-Rubaa contains not only reading but also writing, listening, and speaking activities.