Birds of Amber by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid,Farouk Abdel Wahab PDF

By Ibrahim Abdel Meguid,Farouk Abdel Wahab

through the 1956 Suez War—or the Tripartite Aggression, because it is understood in Egypt—life in Alexandria is going on. The railroad employees and their households dwell within the low-income housing of el-Masakin, alongside the Mahmudiya Canal, yet a few of them take us on forays into the opposite, cosmopolitan Alexandria, whose eu denizens, frequently Greeks, Italians, and Jews are departing in droves. This spellbinding novel teems with memorable characters, no longer some of whom are themselves storytellers: a budding novelist writing approximately el-Masakin and its eccentric denizens and approximately his personal inconceivable love affair with a 12-year-old woman; a spice service provider dreaming of the bygone glory of his ancestors and their exchange alongside the spice street, starting at the Malabar Coast; a educate shield who's a teller of very tall stories; and a would-be filmmaker attempting to make a movie displaying what occurred in Port stated in the course of the struggle. Then there's the cinema aficionado who performs Tarzan in genuine lifestyles alongside the Mahmudiya Canal; the younger boy who leads a bunch of varied crazies each afternoon to determine ‘God’ at sundown; the making a song nurse whose in simple terms dream is to accomplish at the radio; and Arabi, the younger guy who's in love with all issues ecu, yet in particular together with his company, Katina the widowed Greek clothier. As in his prior novel, not anyone Sleeps in Alexandria, Ibrahim Abdel Meguid right here combines ancient truth with fiction, and the mundane with the fantastical, to weave an engrossing, multilayered tale of stories.

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