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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  3,469 ratings  ·  334 reviews
"العسل وصل... بعلن المنادي أزقة وساحات القرية... وتهرع جدتي وأنا أمسك بيدها وأسير إلى جوارها نحو الترعة حيث رست مركب العسل القادمة إلى (كفر زرقان) المجاورة لنا... ونشتري زلعة العسل الأسود ونعود إلى دارنا... أسير خلف جدتي صبياً أسمر ضئيل الجسم حافي القدمين يرتدي جلباباً تحته قميص أبيض من البغتة... لا تفارق عينيه زلعة العسل... ذلك الكنز الذي استطعنا الحصول عليه أخيراً...".
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Published 1998 by المكتب المصري الحديث (first published January 1st 1977)
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Stuart Aken
Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I rarely read autobiographies; they tend to be showcases for the subject, with little concern for the truth. However, this one is different. Partly because it’s a mix of personal and political memoir, but mostly because the author was fundamentally honest. That is, he was as honest as any man placed in a position of power and probably more so than most in that situation. For those who are unaware of the man, he was the President of Egypt (for those Americans who believe the world ceases to exist ...more
Mariam Elgilany
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
My grandfather  participated in the 6th of october war ,in 1973"in palestinian army" and im so proud of him .... and he also helped me to understand the chapter that speaks about the war and he gave me detailed information about it
Amira Salah
Jan 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history
One of the best books I've ever read!
James
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did not know much about the people or history before I read this book. I was impressed with a different point of view of the Arab/Israeli conflict than I usually see from. Sadat was really a very different kind of leader than most in that part of the world.

That is not to say, I love/endorse everything he did and said. He was a terrorist in his youth, and as a young leader favored dictatorship. But, given where he was coming from I think he was exceptional. He was eventually assassinated for ma
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Naiera Mostafa
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
since i was a kid i was loving this man for no apparent reason, watching his political speech and admire his way of ruling and managing and by reading his autobiography i realized how he was shrewd enough to beat his enemy psychologically before beating him in the battle, how much he was struggling from his childhood to set his country free and he was one of the fewest who save the egyptian dignity and identity ...... from his quotes "I was brought up to believe that how i saw my self is more im ...more
Nebibe
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being an autobiography for a book is a question and a negative side for me because you can never know how objective it is. But still it was a great book for me who doesn't have much knowledge about middle East. And after reading his speech to Israeli Knesset on Nov 1977 I couldn't give less than what is my review.
Usef Waly
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-read
A slow start and detailed start paints an odd picture , though well written it was a struggle to remember which events were reliever to the author's explanations and interpretations as he quickly jumped back forth between events. In comparison to the main points of the author's journey , the end is rather abrupt and concise. This is a compelling story, and perhaps one not laden with enough objective opinions, as a fan of Sadat I have changed my viewpoint of him after reading the book twice in a ...more
Mohamed Salama
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fantastic book
Once you read it, i think you will have the power to do something very important in your life
Reem
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exceptional leader, with a vision of peace!
Ken Litton
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story to show the importance of being true with oneself in everything one says and does. Whether the situation is frustrating or splendid, Sadat's lesson is to always respond genuinely. If we give more importance to others' perceptions of ourselves than our own perceptions of ourselves, then we will always feel unstable because public perception is always changing. It would be a shame to depend so heavily on such an unreliable source. Sadat shares examples from the early politics of the Eg ...more
Rebekah Miller
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an autobiography of Anwar el-Saddat, the former president of Egypt. He was influential in the revolution that kicked England out of Egypt.

Things that were interesting—the formation of his identity as a child while listening to songs and stories about Egyptian martyrs from his mother, the shaping of his soul during time in solitary confinement in prison.

I was not interested in—politics, who did what, etc (quite a bit of the book).

I became more interested in the book when I discovered that
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Abdul Youssef
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Man, this book was amazing. I want to start off by saying I’m fully aware of the controversies surrounding Anwar Sadat, this review is on behalf of the book itself, written by the man who continuously restored so much glory to Egypt. Immediately in the first chapter, it becomes apparent that Sadat is highly intellectual, and like other intellectual people, he forgets that we haven’t seen this the way he has and thus he needs to explain more, a lot more. If you don’t have any background knowledge ...more
Karim
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think this was a great book. I read it as both an independent reading book and a research book for my History project.

Note: I read the English version of this book (In Search of Identity by Anwar El Sadat)
Dina Daoud
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great sincere book by a Great Leader, a true Human Being, the pride of Egypt
Hazem Elfawal
Very useful book
Sherif
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great
Mahmoud Ahmed
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A startling and inspiring book, i haven't read alot of books recently but this book ignited my passion to keep reading hoping that i will find a life changing book like this one!
Bria Filali
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is great book to read. i couldn't stop reading the chapter cell 54 again and again. was very inspiring!!
however, i was not happy with his decision to make peace with Israel no matter what. I don't believe in state of Israel, that is Palestinian land.

how do you expect making peace with someone who does not want to give you back your house he stole from you, who thinks he has the right to kill all your family and people and who thinks that he has all the right to occupy your land based on some
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Richp
Aug 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Almost every autobio of a major political figure, and most others too, tends to be self serving, and many are campaign advertising. This certainly fits the self serving category, and at times the amount of it is literally incredible: nobody is that selfless and immune to the seduction of power.

On the other hand, as a USAn, I have little exposure to African history (but more than most USAns), and it is refreshing to read history from the point of view of an African who was there. Especially since
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Ramez Samir
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
The world of politics, what a world?! A world with no constants and unlimited variables, still walking through it is a must for every nations, and for every politician that raises his country above all.

In this book President Sadat tells the story of his life, describing his journey to find his identity and rather defines that of Egypt. He takes the reader by the hand to navigate such a roaring political ocean that Egypt has been always in the midst of it. The Arab-Israeli conflict has been alw
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Dalia
Apr 29, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in Egyptian history
I'm interested in Egyptian history, and this is definitely a biased view of it...haha! However, Sadat had a very interesting life and he has many life strategies and defense mechanisms that are interesting to note. Regardless of if you agree with his policies and how he dealt with the Arab-Israeli conflict, the book is a good read.

"My contemplation of life and human nature in that secluded place [Cell 54] had taught me that he who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able t
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Brandon
Jan 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anwar el-Sadat is a commanding figure in the Arab-Israeli peace process. In this book, Sadat explored his vision for Egypt and fleshed out his Egypt-first mentality. Sadly, only recently have many Arab countries seen Sadat's wisdom. He was able to successfully negotiate a settlement for the Palestinian issue, but his efforts were wasted. While a lukewarm peace exists between Israel and Egypt, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians continues with no end in sight.
Kirsten
Sep 23, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I found that I faced a highly complex situation, and that I couldn't hope to change it until I had armed myself with the necessary psychological and intellectual capacity. My contemplation of life and human nature in that secluded place had taught me that he who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress."
Damien
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An excellent, captivating and gripping look at the life of one of Egypt's most well known and recognized historical faces! Highly recommended reading for readers who enjoy Autobiographies and Biographical accounts on the lives of famous, infamous and notorious international figures such as Anwar Sadat!
Ahmed Hassan
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book with brand new historical facts about one of the most important Era's of the modern history , What I didn't like about it is that he prefered writing his opinions only instead of approved facts.
Ahmad
Jul 30, 2009 rated it liked it
"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.", Napoleon Bonaparte
Ahmed Zard
Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
it's very fantastic book
Van
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Good
Nermin
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
who i am to talk about sadat but really i found that nothing can prevents you if you believe in something , you will do all of ur best to reach it
Nada Ashraf
One of the best books i ve ever read
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