Homosexuality in the early novels of Nageeb Mahfouz

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Nageeb Mahfouz is the earliest novel in Arabic to focus on the homosexual protagonist in his writing. Although the topic is objectionable in Islam, Mahfouz explores homosexuality in a sensitive manner, and reveals the transformation in his views regarding the dilemma of the homosexual protagonist in a hostile environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-90
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994


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