Econ 444/544 Economies of the Middle East Winter, 2014 Reading List Prof. Twomey Codes: "*" indicates required reading



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Econ 444/544 Economies of the Middle East Winter, 2014 Reading List Prof. Twomey
Codes: “*” indicates required reading. The “I” indicates that the item is included on the Canvas site for this course, either directly or as a web link. The right hand column is the name of the file in the professor’s archive, and should not be of importance to students. Some books are included here - those marked UM-D are available in our library.

 

 

Introduction, Overview, History, Maps

 





Richards and Waterbury Chapters 2-3, 11

 

*,I

Dahi, Omar (2011) “Understanding the Political Economy of the Arab Revolts,” MERIP #259 3 pages

Dahi_understanding-revolts

I

Askari, Hossein (2009) “Fixing the Middle East’s Economies,” Current History December




I

G-8 (2011) “Economic Transformation in MENA: Delivering on the Promise of Shared Prosperity,” background paper, 18 pp.

G-8 Mena_Transformation

I

Agha, Hussein and Robert Malley (2011) “The Arab Counterrevolution,” New York Review of Books Sept. 29 7 pp.

Agha_Arab_Counterrevolution

I

Anderson, Lisa (2011) “Demystifying the Arab Spring,” Foreign Affairs

Anderson_Arab

I

Henry, Clement (2003) “A Clash of Globalizations: Obstacles to Development in the Middle East,” Harvard International Review 25#1 pp. 60-64

[HenryGlobalization]

I?

Anderson, Lisa (2011) “Demystifying the Arab Spring,” Foreign Affairs

Anderson_Arab

I

Edward Said archive online

 

I

Links to a set of maps of MENA

 

I

Ibrahim, Saad (2006) “The ‘New Middle East’ Bush is Resisting,” editorial online

 

I

“U.S. Foreign Policy and the Middle East,” video interview with Shibley Telhami at UC-Bekerley (2003) online

 

I

“The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy,” video interview of Juan Cole at UC-Berkely (2005) online

 

I

Sorenson, David (2008) “Introduction,” chapter in An Introduction to the Modern Middle East [UMD DS 44 S67]




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Ruach, James and Scott Kostyshak (2009) “The Three Arab Worlds,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 23:3 pp. 165-188

RauchThreeArab




Yousefi, Najm al-Din (2008) “Secular Sciences and the Question of ‘Decline,’” Iranian Studies 41:4 pp.

YousefiSecularDecline




Ottaway, M. et al. (2008) The Realities of the New Middle East Carnegie 48 pp.

CarnegieNew_Middle_East




Orientalism edited by Ziauddin Sardar published by Open Univ. Press

 




“Kurds and the Future,” Middle East Report Summer, 2008







 Hinnebusch, Raymond (2003) The International Politics of the Middle East umd DS 63.18 H56 2003

 




Kamrava, Mehran (2005) The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War ugli DS 62.8 K3651 2005







Egypt

 




Recommended: Owen and Pamuk Chapters 2, and 6

 

* I

MERIP Editors (2013) “Egypt in Year Three,” online

Merip_Egypt in Year Three

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Interview with Robert Springborg, Al-Masry Al-Youm October 31, 2011 (2 pages)

Springborg_Interview

I

Mustafa, Hala and A. R. Norton (2007) “Stalled Reform: The Case of Egypt,” Current History January (3. pp.)

 

I

Hammer, Joshua and Amina Ismail (2011) “Egypt: Who Call the Shots?” New York Review of Books August 18. 4 pages

Hammer_Egypt_Who.htn

I

Sullivan, Denis J. (2003) “The Struggle for Egypt’s Future,” Current History 102(660) pp. 27-

[Egypt’sFuture.htm]

I

Adams, Richard (2000), “Evaluating the Process of Development in Egypt, 1980-97,” International Journal of Middle East Studies pp. 255-75

[EgyptDevelopment.pdf]     

I

Bell, Jennifer (2000) “Egyptian Environmental Activists’ Uphill Battle,” Middle East Report pp. 24-25

EgyptEnvironment.pdf

I

Shehata (2009) “After Mubarak, Mubarak?” Current History 10: 7 pp.

ShehataMubarak

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Lofgren, Hans (1993) “Economic Policy in Egypt: A Breakdown in Reform Resistance,” International Journal of Middle East Studies Vol. 25 pp. 407-421

[Egypt_economic_reform]

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Momani, Bessma (2003) “Promoting Economic Liberalization: From U.S. Foreign Aid to Trade and Investment,” Middle East Review of International Affairs 7(3) p 88- 14 pages

[Momani_Egypt]

I

Adams, Richard (1999) “Non-farm income, Inequality, and Land in Rural Egypt,” World Bank [30 page pdf file] Online

 

I

Heba el-Laithy et al. (2003) “Poverty and Economic Growth in Egypt 1995-2000,“ World Bank [pdf file] Online

Wrong link

I

ERF: Egypt Country Profile online

 

I

Radwan, Samir (2006) Egypt: Ready for Takeoff?  online

 

I

El-Amrani, Issandr (2005) “Controlled Reform in Egypt: Neither Reformist nor Controlled,” Merip online

 

I

Beinin, Joel and Hossam el-Hamalawy (2007) “Strikes in Egypt Spread from Center of Gravity,” Merip online

 

I

Fahmy, Ninette (2004) “A Culture of Poverty or the Poverty of Culture? Informal Settlements and the Debate over the State-Society Relationship in Egypt,” Middle East Journal 58:4

EgyptSettlements

I

Brindle, Simon (2003) “Egypt: Privatisation  programme lumbers slowly on,” Middle East 333 (4 pp)

 

I

Pripstein-Posusney, Marsha (1999) “Egyptian Privatization: New Challenges for the Left,” Middle East Report #210 pp. 38-40

 

I

UN (2010) Egypt Human Development Report 2010

Egypt2010HDR

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El Rashidi, Yasmine (2011) “The Battle for Egypt’s Future,” New York Review of Books April 28

ElRashidiEgyptsFuture




Dorman, W. J. (2013) “Exclusion and Informality: The Praetorian Politics of Land Management in Cairo, Egypt,” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 37:5 1584-610 [in Cities Module]

Dorman_Cairo




Chekir, H. and I. Diwan (2013) “Distressed Whales on the Nile-Egypt Capitalists in the Wake of the 2010 Revolution,” ERF paper 24 pp.

Chekir_EgyptianCapitalists




Stacher, Joshua (2008) “Egypt: The Anatomy of Succession,” Review of African Political Economy

StacherEgyptSuccesion




Hammer and Ismail (2011) “Egypt: Who Calls the Shots?” New York Review of Books August 18

HammerEgyptShots




Tadros, Mariz (2006) “State Welfare in Egypt Since Adjustment: Hegemonic Control with a Minimalist Role,” Review of African Political Economy 108 237-254

TadrosWelfareEgyptPostAdjusted




Selwaness and Zaki (2013) “Assessing the Impact of Trade Reform on Informality in Egypt,” ERF paper

Selwaness_TradeReform_Informality




Mohieldin and Nasr (2007) “On Bank Privatization: the Case of Egypt,” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 46 707-25

MoheildinBankPrivatizationEgypt




Abd El-Salam (2003) “Egyptian Banking Industry: Its History and Future,” Journal of American Academy of Business 9 pages

ElSalaamEgyptBanking




Omran, Mohammed (2007) “Privatization, State Ownership and Bank Performance in Egypt,” World Development 714-733

OmranBankPrivatizationEgypt

 

Paul Sullivan (1999), “Contrary views of economic diplomacy in the Arab World: Egypt,” Arab Studies Quarterly Fall 1999

[EgyptBoycott.txt alsoEgyptEmbargo.html]

 

Haldane, John T. (1992) “Egypt Putting Its Economic House in Order,” Washington Report on Middle East Affairs,” 10(8) pp. 61

[Egypt_house_order]

 

Toth, James (1994) “Rural Workers and Egypt’s National Development,” British Journal of Middle East Studies  pp. 38-

[Egypt_rural_labor]




Beinin, Joel and Hossam el-Hamalawy (2007) “Strikes in Egypt Spread from Center of Gravity,” (MERIP online?) 8 pp.

Beinin_Strikes_Egypt




El Tarouty, Safinaz (2008) “Reinventing the Party: Reform and Internal Dynamics of Egypt’s National Democratic Party,” working paper 24 pp.

ElTarouty_Egypt

 

Beinin, Joel (1989) “Labor, Capital, and the State in Nasserist Egypt, 1952-1961,” International Journal of Middle East Studies Vol. 21 pp. 71-90

[Egypt_Capital]




El-Haddad, Amirah (2013) “Political Patronage and Economic Opportunity: The Case of Vertical Integration in the Egyptian Cloth Industry,” ERF paper 51 pp.

Haddad_VerticalEgyptianClothing




Beblawi, Hazem (2008) “Economic Growth in Egypt: Impediments and Constraints (1974-2004)” paper

Beblawi_EgyptGrowth




El-Haddad, Amirah (2013) “Political Patronage and Economic Opportunity: The Case of Vertical Integration in the Egyptian Cloth Industry,” ERF paper 51 pp.

Haddad_VerticalEgyptianClothing

 

Sullivan, Denis J. (1990) “The Political Economy of Reform in Egypt,” International Journal of Middle East Studies Vol. 22 pp. 317-334

[Egypt_reform]

 

Tadros, Mariz (2006) “State Welfare in Egypt since Adjustment: Hegemonic Control with a Minimalist Role,” Review of African Political Economy pp. 237-254

 TadrosAdjustmentEgypt




Holmes, Mary Tyler (2008) “Higher education reform in Egypt: preparing graduates for Egypt’s changing political economy,” Education Business and Society: Contpemporary Middle Eastern Issues 1:3 12 pp.

HolmesEgyptHighrEd

 

Dunn, John (1997) “Egypt’s Nineteenth-Century Armaments Industry,” Journal of Military History 61:2 pp. 231-254

[EgyptMilitaryHistory]

 

Books:

 

 

Abdel-Khalek, Gouda (2001), Stabilization and Adjustment in Egypt. Reform or De-Industrialization UM-D HC830 .A5254 2001   

 

 

Raymond, Andre (2000), Cairo  UM-D  DT148 .R3913 2000 

 

 

Hansen, Bent (1991) The Political Economy of Poverty, Equity and Growth Egypt and Turkey UM-D HC830 .H36 1991   

 

 

Tignor, Robert (1966) Modernization and British Colonial Rule in Egypt  UM-D  DT107 .T5 

 

 

Mabro, Robert (1974) The Egyptian Economy, 1952-1972  UM-D HC535 .M17

 

 

Rivlin, Helen (1961) Agricultural Policy of Muhammad Ali in Egypt  UM-D HD2123 1961 .R5 

 

 

Abu-Lughod, Janet (1971) Cairo: 1001 years of the city victorious UM-D DT 143 A26

 

 

Serageldin, Samia (2000) The Cairo House  UM-D PS 3569 E648   (good novel)

 




Elyachar (2005) Markets of Dispossession: NGOs, Economic Development, and the State in Cairo HC 830 Z7 C34 E45 2005







Ikram,Khalid (2006) The Egyptian Economy, 1952-2000 ugli HC 830 I 391 2006







Ener, Mine (2003) Managing Egypt’s Poor and the Politics of Benevolence 1800-1952 HC 830 Z9 P6 E54 2003




 

Vatikiotis (1991) The History of Modern Egypt  DT 107 V35 1991

 

 

Ismail, Salwa (2006) Political Life in Cairo’s New Quarters JS 7763 A2 I76 2006

 

 

Ibrahim, Saad Eddin et al. An Assessment of Grass Roots Participation in the Development of Egypt H1 C18 v. 19 #3, Fall 1996

 

 

Ikram, Khalid (2006) The Egyptian Economy 1952-2000 ugli HC 830 I391 2006

 

 

Posusney, Marsha Pripstein (1997) Labor and the State in Egypt HD 8766 P671 1997

 

 

Toth, James (1999) Rural Labor Movements in Egypt and Their Impact on the State 1961-1992 MSU HD 1538 E3 T67

 

 

Tignor (1984) State, Private Enterprise, and Economic Change in Egypt 1918-1952  HC 830 T541 1984

 

 

Tignor (1989) Egyptian Textiles and British Capital  HD 9867 E32 T531 1989

 

 

Hunter Egypt under the Khedives 1805-1879  DT 100 H81 1984

 

 

Behrings-Abouseif (1994) Egypt’s Adjustment to Ottoman Rule  DT 97 B461  1994

 

 

Radwan (1974) Capital Formation in Egyptian Industry & Agriculture 1882-1967 HC 540 C3 R13 1974

 

 

Mabro and Radwan The Industrialization of Egypt 1939-1973  HC 535 M134

 

 

Owen, Roger  Cotton and the Egyptian Economy, 1820-1914   HD 9087 E42 O97

 

 

Richards (1982) Egypt’s Agricultural Development 1800-1980  HD 2123 R51 1982

 




Ikram,Khalid (2006) The Egyptian Economy, 1952-2000 ugli HC 830 I 391 2006




 

Bush (2002) Counter-Revolution in Egypt’s Countryside  HD 2123 C681 2002

 

 

Posusney, Marsha (1997) Labor and the State in Egypt HD 8786 P 671 1997

 

 

Radwan and Lee (1986) Agrarian Change in Egypt  HN 786 A8 R331 1986

 

 

Zakiy (1995) Civil Society & Democratization in Egypt 1981-1994  JQ 3881 Z35 1995

 

 

Botman (1991) Egypt from Independence to Revolution 1919-1952  DT 107 B581 1991

 

 

Al-Zayat, Latifa (2000:1960) The Open Door ugli PJ 7876 A58 B33 [novel]

 

 

 

 



 

 Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan

 

 

Recommended: Owen and Pamuk Chapters 3, 7,  pp. 187-193

 

*,I

Robinson (2012) “Syria’s Long Civil War,” Current History

Robinson_SyriaCivilWar

*,I

Yousif (2013) “Aspiration and Reality in Iraq’s Post-Sanctions Economy,” MERIP online

Yousif_PostSanction_Iraq

*,I

Seeley (2013) “The Jordanian State Buys Itself Time,” MERIP online

Seeley_The Jordanian State Buys Itself Time

*, I

Dick, Marlin (2010) “Hizballah’s Domestic Growing Pains,” MERIP online




I

Gifford, Lindsay (2009) “Syria: the Change that Never Came,” Current History December




I

Greenwood, Scott (2003) “Jordan’s ‘new bargain:’ The Political economy of regime security,” Middle East Journal 57#2 pp. 248-268

[JordanReforms.htm]

I

Kiernan, Peter (1999) “Syria’s Economic Dilemma,” Middle East 288: 35-37

[Kiernan_SyriaEconomicDilemma]

I

Telhami, Shibley (2007) “Lebanese Identity and Israeli Security in the Shadows of the 2006 War,” Current History January

TelhamiLebanonAttitudes

I

Haddad, Bassam (2011) “The Political Economy of Syria: Realities and Challenges,” Middle East Policy 18 (2) pp. 46-61

HaddadPoliEconSyria

I

Miles Doan, Rebecca (1992) “Class Differentiation and the Informal Sector in Amman, Jordan,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 24#1  pp. 27-38

[JordanClassInformal.pdf]

I

U.S. national Security Update on Iraq online




I

Reiter, Yitzhak (2004) “The Palestinian-Transjordanian Rift: Economic Might and Political Power in Jordan,” The Middle East Journal 58, 1 Winter pp. 72- (21 pages)

[Jordan_Palestinians]

I

Melhem, Hisham (1997) “Syria between Two Transitions,” pp. 2-7 Middle East Report (1997) # 203

[SyriaTransition.pdf] [hishamSyria.htm -- good]

I

Lawson, Fred H. (1997), “Private Capital and the State in Contemporary Syria,” 8-13+30 Middle East Report Issue: 203

[SyriaCapital.pdf—o.k.]

I

Perthes, Volker (1997) “Syria's Involvement in Lebanon,” Middle East Report 203: p. 18

[PerthesSyria.pdf].

I

Ellis, Kail (1999) “Lebanon: The struggle of a small country in a regional context,” 21 pages Arab Studies Quarterly Winter 

[LebanonEllis.pdf]

I

Kubursi, Atif A. (1999) “Reconstructing the economy of Lebanon,” Arab Studies Quarterly Winter 27 pages

[LebanonReconstructing.pdf]

I

Saad-Ghorayeb, Amal (2003) “Factors conducive to the politicization of the Lebanese Shia and the emergence of Hizbullah,” Journal of Islamic Studies 14:3 pp. 273-307

[Hizubllah-Shia.pdf]

I

Chalcraft, John (2005) “Syrian Migrant Workers in Lebanon: the limits of transnational integration, communitarian solidarity, and popular agency,” 35 pp.

Chalcraft_Lebanese

I

Chalcraft, John (~2005) “Syrian Workers in Lebanon and the Role of the State: political economy and popular aspirations,” 24 pp.

ChalcraftSyrianWorkers

I

Perthes, Volker (1997) “Myths and Money: Four Years of Hariri and Lebanon’s Preparation for a New Middle East,” pp. 16-21 Middle East Report # 203

[LebanonMyth.pdf]

I

As'ad AbuKhalil’s blog Angry Arab online

 

I

Joshua Landis blog Syria Comment online

 

I

Deeb, Lara (2006) “Hizballah: A Primer,” MERIP online

 

I

Kuttab, Daoub (2006) “Lessons of the Lebanon War,” (Project Syndicate Commentary) online

 

I

Khalidi, Muhammad Ali and Diane Riskedahl (2007) “The Road to Nahr Al-Barid: Lebanese Political Discourse and Palestinian Civil Rights,” MERIP online

 

I

Quilty, Jim (2007) “The Collateral Damage of Lebanese Sovereignty,” MERIP online

 

I

Worzala, Chatal (1994) The Demographic Dimensions of Poverty in Jordan World Bank Discussion Paper Online

[JordanDemography]

I

Khawaja, Marwan (~2002) “Migration and the production of poverty,” {refugee camps} working paper AUB Online

[Jordan_Poverty_Migrants

I

Quilty, Jim “Israel’s War against Lebanon’s Shi’a,” MERIP (~6 pages) online

 

I

ERF (2006) The Road Ahead for Jordan (~100 pp.) online

 

I

ERF (2005) Jordan Country Profile (139 pp.) online

 

I

ERF (2006) Syria Country Profile (200 pp.) online

 

I

Diane Sawyer (ABC) T.V. interview with Bashar Al-Assad (early 2007) video

 

I

Ababsa, Myriam (2005) “Privatisation in Syria: State Farms and the Case of the Euphrates Project,” paper 23 pp.

AbabsaSyriaLandPrivatisation




Serwer (2012) “Iraq Untethered,” Current History December (6 pages)

Serwer_IraqUntathered

 

Arab Studies Quarterly Winter 1999, issue on post-war Lebanon:

 

 

Middle East Report (1997) Issue: 203, Lebanon and Syria: The Geopolitics of Change, Spring.

 

 

Greenwood, Scott (2003) “Jordan, the Al-Aqsa Intifada and America’s ‘War on Terror’,” Middle East Policy X:3 23 pp.

GreenwoodJordanAlAqsa

 

North, Augustus (1999), “Lebanon’s conundrum,” Arab Studies Quarterly Winter 13 pages

[LebanonConundrum.pdf]

 

Reiter, Yitzhak (2002) “Higher Education and Sociopolitical Transformation in Jordan,” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 29(2) pp. 137-164 

[JordanEduc]




El-Said and Harrigan (2009) “’Your Reap What You Plant’: Social Networks in the Arab World-the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,” World Development 37:7 15 pp.

ElSaidSocialNetworksJordan




Al_Husan and James (2007) “Multinational HRM in Privatized Jordanian Enterprises: An Exploration of the Influence of Political Contingencies,” Wiley 17 pp.

alHusanJordanPrivatized

 

Tourk, Khairy (2002) “Sources of Economic Growth in Jordan: 1969-1989,” The Journal of Energy and Development 27 #1 pp 89-99

 

 

Antoun, Richard T. (2000) “Civil Society, Tribal Process, and Change in Jordan: An Anthropological View,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 32 pp. 441-463

 

 

Halaby, Jamal (2000) “Jordanians still revere Queen Noor,” February 24 Detroit Free Press

[Jordanians Still Revere Queen Noor…]

 

Abouchedid, Kamal, Ramzi Nasser and Jeremy Van Blommestein (2002) “The Limitations of Inter-Group Learning in Confessional School Systems: The Case of Lebanon,” Arab Studies Quarterly  24,4 pp. 61- 

[LebanonEducation]




Berthelemy, Dessus and Nahas (2007) “Exploring Lebanon’s Growth Prospects,” World Bank working paper 32 pp.

BarthelmyLebanonGrowth

 

Freitag, Ulrike (1999) “In Search of ‘Historical Correctness’: The Ba’th Party in Syria,” Middle Eastern Studies 35(1) pp. 1-16

[SyriaBa’th]




El-Said, Hamed and Jane Harrigan (2009) “’You Reap What You Plant’: Social Networks in the Arab World- the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,” World Development 37(7) pp. 1235-1249

ElSaidSocialNetworksJordan

 

Dibeh, Ghassan (2002) “The Political Economy of Inflation and Currency Depreciation in Lebanon, 1984-1992” Middle Eastern Studies vol. 38 #1 pp. 33-52

[LebanonInflation.pdf]

 

Syria's Parliamentary Elections: Remodeling Asad's Political Base, pp. 15-18+35 by Volker Perthes and Democracy Dilemmas in Jordan, pp. 26-29

[what’s this?]




Moaddel, Mansoor (2009) “Ethnicity and Values Among the Lebanese Public: Findings from a Values Survey,” [UM web page] 11 pp.

MoaddelLebaneseSurvey

 

Abla Amawi Middle East Report Jan.-Feb., 1992

 

 
Books

 

 

Makdisi (2000) The Culture of Sectarianism.. Nineteenth Century Ottoman Lebanon  UM-D DS84 .M35 2000 

 

 

Hourani, Albert  (1968) Syria and Lebanon  UM-D DS98 .H65 1968    

 

 

Gaspard, Toufic (2004) A Political Economy of Lebanon 1948-2002 UM-D weblink. UM-AA HC 415.24 G371 2004

 

 

Heydemann, Steven (1999) Authoritarianism in Syria UM-D JQ1826.A91 H49 1999

 




Makdisi, Samir (2004) The Lessons of Lebanon UM-D HC 415.24 M325 2004




 

Dagher (2000) Bring down the Walls: Lebanon’s Post-War Challenge  DS 87.65 D341 2000

 

 

Choueiri (1993) State and Society in Syria and Lebanon DS 95.6 L4 S73711 1993

 

 

Salibi (1988) A House of Many Mansions  DS 80.9 S16

 




Picard, Elizaberth (1996) Lebanon: A Shattered Country DS 80.9 P59113 1996




 

Ellis (2002) Lebanon’s Second Republic  DS 87.54 L4181 2002

 




Tarabulsi, Fawwaz (2007) A history of modern Lebanon DS 84 T37 2007




 

Nevo and Pappe (1994) Jordan in the Middle East 1948-1988  DS 154.55 J671 1994

 

 

Joffe (2002) Jordan in transition 1990-2000  DS 154.55 J731 2002

 




Ma’oz, Moshe (1988) Asad: The Sphinx of Damascus DS 98.3 A45 M36 1988







Perthes, Volker (1995) The Political Economy of Syria under Asad HC 415.23 P4711







Hinnebusch, Raymond (2001) Syria: Revolution from above DS 98.4 M565 2001




 

Ryan, Curtis R. (2002) Jordan in Transition DS 154.55 R931 2002

 

 

Ehteshami and Hinnebusch (1997) Syrian and Iran  DS 95.5 E374 1997

 

 

Winckler, Onn (1997) Population Growth and Migration in Jordan 1950-1994  HB 3808.5 W56 1997

 




Liyana Badr A Balcony over the Fakihani PJ 7816 B1352 S583 2002 [novel]







Idilbi, Ulfat (1995:1980) Sabriya PJ 7838 D88 D53 [novel]




 

 

 

 

Jabbour Douaihy Autumn Equinox PJ 7820 U818 I83 2001 [novel]

 
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