Contemporary Arabic Novelists and Social Responsibility: a Peep into Al- Hijri’s Al-Sayyid Al-Raees
Jamiu Muhammad Yunusa

Novel writing in Arabic language is a contemporary effort in Arabic literature of Nigerian authorship. This, however, is not strange because of the fact that the genre in global Arabic literature is equally not very old. It is however note worthy how writers use Arabic in purely literary ways to convey social messages. Novel writing, most especially, is being explored to champion the discharge of the responsibility thrust on writers as shapers of the society. One of such writers is an upcoming novelist, Hamid al-Hijri. This paper aims at analyzing the positive roles modern writers in Arabic play to socialize their readers and bring them to the realm of wider awareness devoid of religious jingoism, using Al-Sayyid Al-Raees as a case study.

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