Arab World Books News

Published January 20th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A new edition of the 5-part series ''Salt Cities'' has been republished by the Arab Studies and Publishing Association, according to the Jordanian Al-Ra'i daily. The series, written by the Arab novelist Mr. Abdul-Rahman Moneif, discusses the changes that occurred on the Arabian Peninsula since petroleum was discovered in that region.  


Meanwhile, the American University in Cairo has recently translated into English the "Body's Memory," a novel written by the Algerian author Ahlam Mestghanmy, who won the Najeeb Mahfouz Literature Award. The story focuses on the Algerian people's struggle against foreign occupation. 

Al-Ra'i daily newspaper also reports that books on globalization are the best sellers in Amman book shops.  

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