Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2011

202 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774164613

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On the State of Egypt

A Novelist's Provocative Reflections (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Alaa al Aswany and Translated by Jonathan Wright

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

The bestselling author of The Yacaoubian Building and Chicago turns his attention to current affairs in Egypt.
In the novels and short stories of Alaa Al Aswany, characters struggle with class differences, police brutality, poverty, sexual harassment, and political corruption; now, in a new collection of the weekly newspaper columns previously published in Arabic, Al Aswany considers these same issues that torment modern Egyptian society.