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  • The Automobile Club of Egyptby Alaa Al Aswany

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 17.99 US$ 14.39

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  • The Automobile Club of Egyptby Alaa Al Aswany

    Penguin Group Australia 2015; Not Available

    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...

  • The Automobile Club of Egyptby Alaa Al Aswany

    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...

  • The Automobile Club of Egyptby Alaa Al Aswany; Russell Harris

    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...

  • Investigating Arabicby Alaa Elgibali

    BRILL 2004; US$ 119.00

    This book represents a major contribution to the field of Arabic linguistics. It gives in depth treatments of the current issues in Arabic linguistics and makes excellent readings for graduate courses and for linguists at large. more...

  • The Yacoubian Buildingby Alaa Al Aswany

    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...

  • Chicagoby Alaa Al Aswany

    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...

  • Friendly Fireby Alaa Al Aswany

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • On the State of Egyptby Alaa Al Aswany

    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...

  • The Yacoubian Buildingby Alaa Al Aswany

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...