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The Days: His Autobiography in Three Parts

(الأيام #2)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  10,660 ratings  ·  1,047 reviews
For the first time, the three-part autobiography of one of modern Egypt’s greatest writers and thinkers is available in a single paperback volume. The first part, An Egyptian Childhood (1929), is full of the sounds and smells of rural Egypt. It tells of Hussein’s childhood and early education in a small village in Upper Egypt, as he learns not only to come to terms with hi ...more
Kindle Edition, 412 pages
Published January 3rd 2014 by American University of Cairo Press (first published 1927)
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Huda Aweys من مركز الأهرام للترجمة و النشر أو دار المعارف أو الهيئة المصرية العامة للكتاب أو الجامعة الأمريكية في القاهرة أو الشركة العالمية للكتب و ممكن تبحثى ع…moreمن مركز الأهرام للترجمة و النشر أو دار المعارف أو الهيئة المصرية العامة للكتاب أو الجامعة الأمريكية في القاهرة أو الشركة العالمية للكتب و ممكن تبحثى عن موقع مأمون لبيع الكتب الورقية تشتريها منه بيبعتها على شركة شحن و الدفع ممكن بيكون عند التسليم
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Sarah
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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While reading anything by Taha Hussein, I get that pleasant feeling like a close friend who talks about their experience in a very friendly optimistic way. This autobiography tells his story from his childhood into late adulthood. It depicts his family and how they dealt with him not seeing, the Egyptian people of his time (educated/uneducated) ,how he got his degree in a time where university in Egypt was a new thing and a little politic situation from that era. Taha Hussein is a great advocate ...more
Jumana (Books by Jay)
I had to read this for school so.. not bad, but not good either
Wiaam
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aisha عائِشَةُ
3.5
I am falling in love with Arabic all over again thanks to this book !
Maria
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Taha Hussein’s, “The Days,” is a deeply moving autobiography of an intellectual giant of Egypt. The book is comprised of 3 sections (or books) which can be found separately. Hussein’s life began with a pile of odds stacked up against him: impoverishment, 13 siblings amongst 2 wives, an ailment in childhood that left him blind by the age of 2, and the typical backwardness of society whether because of rural living or just general illiterateness and/or heavy views on fatalism rather than human end ...more
Rana
May 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Louli
Recommended to Rana by: Tamer
Shelves: i-own
If it wasn't the truth I'd have said it was my story.

His words in Arabic bring the relief and peace to my heart;
he carried my imagination to live the vast and slow days of the Egyptian Reef (Village) in Upper Egypt, and the rushing stumbling days of the political, economical and social changes that took place in Urban Egypt at the beginning of the 20th century.
Anas Abdalla
نفس الكلام دا بالظبط

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Mohamed
i want reed this book how can i did !!!
Mohamed Hedi
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best book of a talented Egyptian author Taha Hussein
Amira El-Komy
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A shame that it's used as a high school book.(Read the high school version). Missing a lot from his life because it's not in the syllabus, which is a shame. The book is really great. Hopefully, I will read the real version again soon without being obliged so I can get the full experience of this legendary work of literature that I'm sure it is!
دانا
Feb 21, 2017 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
talking about something happen to him and describe his feeling and nothing possible with working hard and nothing can stop him if he want
Heba Hassan
i studied it at high school, its an interesting story of REAL life .
I liked his struggle to be what he wants, he lived or he knew how to live despite all what he faced in life from obstacles and miserable poverty and unawareness of people around him.
However I didn't like AT ALL his impression on the Azhar MEN WHO ( Probably may not be good people) , I felt that he generalized this negative character to ALL Azhar teachers( which is definetly untrue).
You may tell me his narrating his own experienc
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Sebina
May 25, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
...the real amazing story from which everybody can learn something. taha hussein was embodied himself through his childhood days without any embellishment. i like it because of his special unwonted life which provided many life benefits...in the end.
sometimes the man can love his pain without any reasons...
Eman AlRaesi
Sep 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I know that taha hussain had his share of controversy, but there's no denying he was a genuis. this book is an autobiography of his early life, and how he struggled to get where he was. makes you understand why he turned out to be the person he is, and most of all why is he aggressive towards religion.
Abd Alaziz
This is one of the best autobiographies ever.

The story of a blind man, who studied sharia in Al-Azhar until senior year, when he was kicked out for his views.

He studied in the Sorbonne and married the French woman who was reading for him.

This guy is very honest, and not self-glorifying like most autobiographies I read.

"The dean of Arabic literature".
Sally
Nov 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book give a little view image about Egyptians society in a period of time comparing it to France
I advise people who like to know more about Egypt to get that book
Aaaysha
Jun 23, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arabic
Had to read this back when I was in 9th grade. Boring is an understatement. I hated every minute of it.
Mazin Safar
Nov 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Superb.
Dina
made me feel the condition of a blind guy and how he suffers in life
Noof Assi
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is the first book i ever read in my life i was 8 years old when i read it
Nadeenhares
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Abolos
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it's good to read interessing books.
Muhammad Habib
Mar 12, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
And I do hate Taha Hussien ever after
Youstina Medhat
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed a lot this year while I was reading this amazing book. love it :))
Yazeed
there is nothing to say.
Abdalaziz Diwan
It is one of the worst book I have ever read in my short life. It doesn't even worth one star.
elias
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it's great to discover this author away from the studying books
FATHA MOHAMMED
HIGHLY IMPRESSED
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