Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2007

160 Pages

5 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9789774161049

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Black Magic

A Modern Arabic Novel

Hamdy el-Gazzar

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

As a fourteen-year-old, Nasir was entranced by his father's gift of a camera, finding in it the means both to possess beauty and to assert himself. Now a hack working for state television, Nasir meets Fatin, an independent woman older than himself who has escaped a suffocating marriage and is secure in taking what she wants from life. An affair begins that quickly pulls Nasir into a whirlwind of incandescent erotic and emotional obsession. In a world of superficiality, materialism, violence, and sexual hysteria seen through the unforgiving lens of his camera, Nasir's life is in limbo.


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