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Author Quṭb, Sayyid, 1906-1966.

Title A child from the village / Sayyid Qutb ; edited, translated and with an introduction by John Calvert and William Shepard.

Published Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  962.04092 QUTB    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Ṭifl min al-qaryah. English
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xxxii, 150 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Middle East literature in translation.
Middle East literature in translation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The magzub -- The gym master -- The sacred school -- Medical mission -- The local doctor -- The afarit -- Cultural activity -- The law of the thieves -- The confiscation of weapons -- The harvest -- Sorrows of the countryside -- The journey.
Other formats Also issued online.
Summary "Although the Egyptian writer Sayyid Qutb is not a household name in the United States, he is well known throughout the Islamic World as a seminal thinker in the Islamist movement, influential as far away as Pakistan and Malaysia. A member of the Islamic Brotherhood, he was jailed by Gamal Abdul Nasser's government as early as 1954. He became one of the most uncompromising voices of the movement we now call Islamism and is best known perhaps for his book, Ma'lam fi al-tariq, after publication of which he was accused of conspiring against Egyptian president Nasser and arrested. He was executed in 1966." "This memoir tells of Qutb's childhood in the village of Musha in Upper Egypt. Qutb documents the era between 1912 and 1918, a time immensely influential in the creation of modern Egypt. He offers a clear picture of Egyptian village life in the early twentieth century, its customs and lore, educational system, religious festivals, relations with the central government, and the struggle to modernize and retain its identity." "A Child from the Village was written just prior to Qutb's conversion to the Islamist cause and reflects his concerns for social justice. Interest in Qutb's writing has increased in the West since Islamism has emerged as a power on the world scene."--Jacket.
Other author Calvert, John, Dr.
Shepard, William E., 1933-
Subject Quṭb, Sayyid, 1906-1966.
Autobiographical fiction, Arabic -- Translations into English.
ISBN 0815608055 (hardcover (cloth) : alk. paper)
9780815608059 (hardcover (cloth) : alk. paper)