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Mansoura Ez Eldin, “The orchards of Basra”

Hisham Al Khattab is Yazid ibn Abih. At least he thinks he is. Some 13 centuries separate the two, but in the despaired mind of Hisham Al Khattab, and through the magical power of dreams, Hisham is Yazid. 

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Ahmed Awny, “Some achieve greatness”

 Can you be a hero on Twitter? This book’s main protagonist, Rami, wonders. He, for one, would love to be one a hero of some sort. And as the novel opens, with Rami discovering his face tagged all over the walls of Tahrir square, it appears Rami finally has his chance.

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[17 Jun 2020 | No Comment | 124 views]
Nael Eltoukhy “Out of the gutter”

Out of the gutter is a most unusual read: A saga that mixes tragedy, and a dark, off the wall humor.

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[6 Nov 2018 | No Comment | 429 views]
A collection of 18 unpublished short stories by Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz has been discovered

The collection “The whisper of stars” will be published by Dar al saqi on Naguib Mahfouz’ birthday, on December 11th.
World translation rights (except English) are free, and managed by RAYA agency on behalf of Dar al saqi, Beirut.
Culture journalist Mohamed Shoair, was in the middle of writing a book on one of Mahfouz’s works.
 
As Shoair was documenting the publishing history of the novel, he searched through thousands of archives, books, magazines, and newspapers.

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[2 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 192 views]
Crocodiles, “A Book With Prose Like Water” – Reviewlab on Rakha’s novel

Reviewlab, by Skyler Vanderhoof.
December 2014
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The Crocodiles by prolific Egyptian novelist, reporter, poet, and photographer Youssef Rakha, is, at the very least, ambitious.. Ostensibly this book is about the eponymous Crocodiles, an underground group of guerilla poets formed in Egypt in the 1990’s and active until the early 2000’s. Like Irving Welsh’s Trainspotting, or Ernest Hemmingway’s The Sun also Rises, this book isn’t really aboutthe surface material. This is a book about people, about human conditions and relationships.

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[16 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 100 views]
“Egypt Shows How Political Islam Is at Odds With Democracy” – Rakha in the New York Times OpEd

“U.S. Warns Egypt’s Generals Against Jeopardizing ‘Second Chance’ at Democracy.

“The armed forces remained committed to what it considered the legitimacy of the ballot box until this presumed legitimacy moved against its own purpose,” General el-Sisi said. “The Egyptian people were concerned that the tools of the state could be used against them. The armed forces had to make a choice, seeing the danger of deepened polarization.”

The general said that the military had offered Mr. Morsi the option of a referendum on whether he should stay in power, but that the deeply unpopular president had refused.

Painful as it was to see the democratic process interrupted so soon after the revolution that overthrew the longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the military’s action was necessary.”