Alaa Al Aswany





Alaa Al Aswany

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Alaa al-Aswany (Arabic: علاء الأسواني‎), Egyptian Arabic (Masri) "علاء الاسوانى" (born 1957) is an Egyptian writer, and a founding member of the political movement Kefaya.

Trained as a dentist in Egypt and Chicago, it took him 9 years to earn his degree from Chicago National University where he spent 17 years in his life, al-Aswany has contributed numerous articles to Egyptian newspapers on literature, politics, and social issues. His second novel, The Yacoubian Building, an ironic depiction of modern Egyptian society, has been widely read in Egypt and throughout the Middle East. It has been translated into English, Danish, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Greek and Dutch, and was adapted into a film (2006) and a television series (2007) of the s...more


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مقالة علاء الأسواني فى جريدة المصرى اليوم


22 يناير 2012



… حوار بين شاب ثوري ومواطن طيب ………



تم الحوار بالصدفة ، كان الشاب الثوري جالسا على مقهى في وسط البلد وقد وضع على المائدة أمامه لافتات تحمل شعارات سياسية وعلى المائدة المجاورة جلس رجل خمسيني أصلع راح يشرب الشاى بالنعناع ويدخن الشيشة في تلذذ واضح ..



تطلع الرجل الى الشاب ثم سأله بأدب :


ـــ لا مؤاخذة ..ممكن أعرف ايه اللافتات دي...

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“If you can't find good in your own country, you won't find it anywhere else.”
Alaa Al Aswany, The Yacoubian Building

“Illiteracy does not impede the practice of democracy, as witnessed by the success of democracy in India despite the high illiteracy rate. One doesn't need a university diploma to realize that the ruler is oppressive and corrupt. On the other hand, to eradicate illiteracy requires that we elect a fair and efficient political regime.”
Alaa Al Aswany, شيكاجو

“The concept of the benevolent dictator, just like the concepts of the noble thief or the honest whore, is no more than a meaningless fantasy.”
Alaa Al Aswany, On the State of Egypt: A Novelist's Provocative Reflections

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