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By Ibrahim Abdel Meguid,Farouk Abdel Wahab

ISBN-10: 9774248864

ISBN-13: 9789774248863

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 reside 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, typically 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 unbelievable love affair with a 12-year-old woman; a spice service provider dreaming of the bygone glory of his ancestors and their alternate 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 throughout the warfare. Then there's the cinema aficionado who performs Tarzan in actual lifestyles alongside the Mahmudiya Canal; the younger boy who leads a bunch of various crazies each afternoon to work out ‘God’ at sundown; the making a song nurse whose in basic terms dream is to accomplish at the radio; and Arabi, the younger guy who's in love with all issues eu, yet specifically along with his agency, Katina the widowed Greek fashion designer. As in his past novel, nobody Sleeps in Alexandria, Ibrahim Abdel Meguid the following combines old truth with fiction, and the mundane with the fantastical, to weave an engrossing, multilayered tale of stories.

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