Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 October 2007

296 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774161094

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The Man from Bashmour

A Modern Arabic Novel

Salwa Bakr

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

Egypt in the ninth century ad: an Arab, Muslim ruling class governs a country of mostly Coptic-speaking Christians. After an exorbitant land tax imposed by the caliph's governors sparks a peasant revolt, Budayr is dispatched to the marshlands of the Nile Delta as an escort for a church-appointed emissary whose mission is to persuade the rebels to lay down their arms. But he is soon caught up in a swirl of events and concerns that alter the course of his life irrevocably, setting him on a path he could never have foreseen.


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