Střet tradice s modernitou v arabském světě. Román Hlasy Sulajmāna Fajjāda
The clash of tradition and modernity in the Arab world. The novel Voices by Sulayman Fayyad
- Číslo 57 
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourceSvět literatury: Časopis pro novodobé literatury, 2018, 57, 160-164
román, arabský svět, arabský román, Sulajmán Fajjád, Hlasy, ženská obřízka, tradice, modernita
novel, Arab world, Arab novel, Sulayman Fayyad, Voices, female circumcision, tradition, modernity
The clash of traditional Arab society with the modernity in a form of colonization served as a source of tremendous confusion. The novel Voices (1972) by Egyptian writer Sulayman Fayyad is the first Arab novel which approaches the topic of the interaction between “Us” and “The Others” in a completely different way. The Voices are unprecedented metaphor of the relationship between “Us” and “The Others” and unlike any other novel before it harshly criticizes the backwardness and the obscurantism of some Arab-Egyptian traditions and celebrate the advancement of “The Others”. It is also a rare testimony of the atmosphere in Arab world after the defeat of the united Arab armies in so called Six Day War in 1967.