Hassan discusses ways in which Alberto Mussa's work has been instrumental in disseminating Arabic literature in Brazil. He also suggests that Mussa's work offers a paradigm of world literature based on South-South dialogue that does not revolve around western European or U.S. literary canons. Instead, his work contributes directly to an emerging network of relations among the cultures of the Global South that is certain to leave its mark on the twenty-first century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Middle East and Brazil
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives on the New Global South
EditorsPaul Amar
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780253014962
ISBN (Print)9780253012272
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Publication series

NamePublic Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa


  • poetry
  • novels
  • world literature
  • Latin American literature
  • Brazilian culture
  • immigration
  • Arabic literature
  • narrators
  • grandfathers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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