Search for identity in modern Arabic prose

Bedouins in headscarves, men in jeans and suits, they all speak one Arabic language and search for their place in the world, uncertainly, bravely, with hope. This is a picture that comes up from the modern Arab prose that has been developing since the second half of the 19th century, with its flourishing socio-moral trend.
Machut-Mendecka Ewa, Search for identity in modern Arabic prose, Studia Arabistyczne i Islamistyczne 12, 2004, pp. 5-20