THE PRESENTATION OF PLACE IN IBRAHIM AL-KAWNI’S FROM THE DESERT’S MYTHS (Published)
This study examines the manifestations of place in Ibrahim Al-Kawni’s From The Desert’s Myths. Aware of the importance of place and its profound impact on the various aspects of people’s lives and its strong presence within the human psyche and its major functions in the structure of the novel, Al-Kawni has paid place special attention. In his novel, Al-Kawni has depicted place concurrently as a factual and imaginary reality and as an artistic structure. To be more specific, he chooses the world of the great desert dominating Libya, Morocco and Mauretania, which is a real place, to portray his fictional universe. Besides, the desert is simply rich with special places like the mountains, oases, caves, sand hills, etc., which require careful examination. It is our goal in this study to look into Al-Kawni’s employment of place to learn more about its manifestations and the author’s attitudes and philosophy.
Keywords: From the Desert’s Myths, Ibrahim Al-Kawni, Place, Waw homeland and paradise., myths, oasis