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A Child from the Village / Edition 1

A Child from the Village / Edition 1

by Sayyid Qutb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815608055

ISBN-13: 9780815608059

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Well known throughout the Islamic world as the foundational thinker for a significant portion of the contemporary Muslim intelligentsia, Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and was jailed by Gamal Abdul Nasser's government in 1954. He became one of the most uncompromising voices of the movement we now call Islamism and is perhaps best known

Overview

Well known throughout the Islamic world as the foundational thinker for a significant portion of the contemporary Muslim intelligentsia, Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and was jailed by Gamal Abdul Nasser's government in 1954. He became one of the most uncompromising voices of the movement we now call Islamism and is perhaps best known for his book, Màlam fi al-tariq.
A Child from the Village was written just prior to Qutb's conversion to the Islamist cause and reflects his concerns for social justice. Interst in Qutb's writing has increased in the West since Islamism has emerged as a power on the world scene.
In this memoir, Qutb recalls his childhood in the village of Musha in Upper Egypt. He chronicles the period between 1912 and 1918, a time immensely influential in the creation of modern Egypt. Written with much tenderness toward childhood memories, it has become a classic in modern Arabic autobiography. Qutb 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. Translators John Calvert and William Shepard capture the beauty and intensity of Qutb's prose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815608059
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Middle East Literature In Translation
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,025,682
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Author's Introductionxi
Translators' Introductionxiii
1The Magzub1
2The Gym Master7
3The Sacred School15
4Medical Mission33
5The Local Doctor43
6The 'Afarit59
7Cultural Activity78
8The Law of the Thieves97
9The Confiscation of Weapons106
10The Harvest113
11Sorrows of the Countryside125
12The Journey135
Notes139
Glossary147

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