Despite a strong position of the postcolonial theory in the world, the contemporary Arabic literature has long remained beside the postcolonial critics' interest. Refering to the most recently works in field of postcolonial arabic novel, such as A l - M u s a w i's 'The Postcolonial Arabic Novel: Debating Ambivalence' (2003), C a i a n i's 'Contemporary Arab Fiction' (2007) and M e y e r's 'The Experimental Arabic Novel: Postcolonial Literary Modernism in the Levant' (2001), Ahlam M o s t e g h a n e m i's 'Dakirat al-gasad' has been reviewed in terms of post-Mahfouzian and postcolonial notions. The novel has been particularly analyzed regarding two important issues of postcolonial studies such as language and gender.
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