Gazelles and Other Plays

by Fagih, Ahmed

Kegan Paul proudly introduces a collection of five of Ahmed Fagih’s works intended for the stage — translated from their original Arabic into English. Gazelles, the central play within the book, contains many of Fagih’s common themes. The story of Jabar, a Bedouin desert guide, and two westerners, Victor and Helena, the play examines many of the issues involved in the complex and delicate relationship between eastern and western cultures. All the plays published in this collection have already appeared in theatre productions. Filled with the same imagery and poetic fancy Fagih’s prose works are renowned for, Gazelles and Other Plays will appeal to theatre aficionados and general readers alike.