Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 April 2008

128 Pages

5 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9789774161407

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An Egyptian Novel

Mohamed El-Bisatie

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

As with his earlier works, Mohamed El-Bisatie's novel is set in the Egyptian countryside, about which he writes with such understanding. Episodic in form, it deals with a family Zaghloul the layabout father, Sakeena the long-suffering wife, and two young boys. The central theme of the book is hunger: the hunger of not knowing where one's next meal is coming from, and the universal hunger for sex and love.


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