Distant View of a Minaret is a collection of short stories by Alifa Rifaat that was first published in 1983.


See a complete list of the characters in Distant View of a Minaret and in-depth analyses of Badriyya, “Badriyya and Her Husband”, The Wife, “My World of the Unknown”, and Hassan, “At the Time of the Jasmine”.

Literary Devices

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