Raised in Alexandria, Egypt, and educated in Montreal, Kamal Abdel-Malek is a professor of Arabic literature, researcher, and translator who has taught at Princeton and Brown universities.
How people from different cultural backgrounds relate to one another without losing their authentic selves is what preoccupies Abdel-Malek’s scholarly and fictional work alike, which include: ”America in an Arab Mirror: Images of America in Arabic Travel Literature, 1688 to 9/11 and Beyond” (2011), ”The Rhetoric of Violence: Arab-Jewish Encounters in Contemporary Palestinian Literature and Film” (2005), a prelude to his fictional work, ”Come with Me from Jerusalem” (2013).
Prof. Abdel-Malek is also a member of the Egyptian Union of Writers and the Union of Emirati Writers. He is currently the Chief Editor of the ”Arabic and World Literature”, a scholarly e-journal published by the London-based Andromeda Academic Services.
His recent research focuses on literature as a vehicle for world peace.