Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2006

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5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9789774249587

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Other Place

Ibrahim Abdel Meguid

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

The Other Place portrays the shallowness of the petrodollar culture and the price one pays for quick money. The protagonist of this prize-winning novel, an educated middle-class Egyptian from Alexandria, describes his experiences and those of migrant workers and professionals in
one of the Gulf states, and their interaction with the oil-rich country's local elite and with agents of western businesses. The book pictures rather than states the desolation brought about when market values take over and the ravages that such an order causes to all who partake in it.


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