By Salma K Jayyusi (editor),
Mansour Al-Hazimi, Ezzat A. Khattab
Palgrave Macmillan, 2006,
528 pages

This collection opens up the diverse and rich contemporary literature of Saudi Arabia to an English-speaking audience. The authors have put together a varied selection of poetry, short stories, novel extracts, personal accounts, drama and essays which provide a fascinating insight into the challenges and tensions of a culture that is delicately balancing the demands of transformation while holding onto highly cherished values and norms.