The Philosophy of Desert Metaphors in Ibrahim al-Koni: The Bleeding of the Stone

In The Philosophy of Desert Metaphors in Ibrahim al-Koni - The Bleeding of the Stone, Meinrad Calleja takes a close look at one of al-Koni’s works – The bleeding of the stone – and attempts to prise out philosophical reflections concealed in the text. In it the desert provides a landscape rich in allusions while metaphors allow readers to engage in creative interpretation. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9789995748135
About Meinrad Calleja

Meinrad Calleja is the author of "Aspects of Racism in Malta," a critical analytical study of racism trends in Malta; "Islam and the Dynamics of Power," a study of Islamic philosophy and modern political science; and "The Philosophy of Desert Metaphors in Ibrahim al-Koni - The Bleeding of the Stone," an attempt to prise out philosophical reflections in al-Koni's text through the study of two variables: metaphors and desert.

Calleja was educated at St. Edward's College, Malta and the University of Malta. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Arabic Studies and Sociology, and an M.A. in Arabic. The author's main interests lie in the areas of philosophy, history, literature and sociology.

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