The Literary Negative

Haytham Al-Wardany  |  Creative and Critical Writings  |  2019  |  Egypt
“The Literary Negative” takes the book “Kalila Wa Dimna” as base, to explore the potentialities of the literary genre of the fable, specifically in its Arab version. Indeed, it was in “Kalila Wa Dimna” that animals first spoke fluently, in Arabic, and their conversations came against the background of the social and political conflicts of the 19th century, with the Arabic language constituting one of its crucial fronts. 
The project aims to develop the understanding and practice of the genre as a literature for the oppressed.