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- Canongate Books 2016; US$ 19.13
Inside the walls of the Automobile Club of Egypt two very different worlds collide - Cairo's European elite and the Egyptian staff who wait on them. The servants, a squabbling, humorous and deeply human group, live in a perpetual state of fear under the tyrannical rule of Alku. When Abd el-Aziz Gaafar becomes the target of Alku's cruelty and his pride... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 11.18
From Egypt's most popular novelist - an absorbing, exuberant and powerfully moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-World War II Cairo. Abd el-Aziz Gaafar, formerly a well-respected landowner now in the grip of penury, moved his family to Cairo and took on menial work at the Automobile Club - a place of refuge and luxury for... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
The author of the highly acclaimed The Yacoubian Building returns with a story of love, sex, friendship, hatred, and ambition set in Chicago, with a cast of American and Arab characters achingly human in their desires and needs. Egyptian and American lives collide on a college campus in post-9/11 Chicago, and crises of identity abound in this... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
Friendly Fire , the first collection of short stories from Alaa Al Aswany, acclaimed author of Chicago and The Yacoubian Building , deftly explores the lives of contemporary Egyptians. Here are stories of generational conflict, corruption, repression, infidelity, and the dangerous clashing of western and Arab ideals, all beautifully rendered by... more...
- Canongate Books 2011; US$ 15.79
On 25 January 2011, bestselling Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany joined a million protestors in Tahrir Square calling for President Hosni Mubarak?s departure. This was the moment he and other pro-democracy activists had been working towards, but could never be sure would come. Why did Egypt unexpectedly revolt? In a weekly newspaper column Al Aswany... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99
This controversial bestselling novel in the Arab world reveals the political corruption, sexual repression, religious extremism, and modern hopes of Egypt today. All manner of flawed and fragile humanity reside in the Yacoubian Building, a once-elegant temple of Art Deco splendor now slowly decaying in the smog and bustle of downtown Cairo: a... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95
From the most popular Egyptian novelist of his generation (?a suitable heir to the mantle worn by Naguib Mahfouz? ? The Guardian ), a rollicking, exuberant and powerfully moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post?World War II Cairo. Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar fell into penury and moved his family to Cairo, where... more...
- Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95
Four years on from the upheavals of 2011, and though it has long since slipped out of the headlines, the struggle for Bahrain continues. Bahrain's Uprising represents one of the first dedicated studies of the uprising, and is the first to move the debate beyond its narrow focus on religious sectarianism. An invaluable insight into the Arab Spring's... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 33.00
As Mubarak's regimenearing its end becomes a strong possibility, many pressures, both foreign and domestic, are coming to bear on Egypt to bring democratic reforms to this struggling country. In The Mubarak Leadership and Future of Democracy in Egypt , Alaa Al-Din Arafat studies this new era and the obstacles that must be overcome. more...