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A 12-year-old boy returns from his school in Cairo to find his village torn by feud and fear. A corrupt official has ordered the peasants to irrigate their fields in five days, instead of the customary ten - a demand which threatens to disrupt the whole life of the village.
A schoolmaster, Sheikh Hassouna, urges the villagers to rebel. But it takes many attempts, some disa
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Saqi Books (first published January 1st 1990)
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I have only given this two stars because I am not sure I really understood it except the boys confusion at the strange going's on with the adults. I can see that with a little bit more contextual knowledge this would probably make more sense. ...more
David Flett
Compassionate and humorous tale of defiance.
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People insultingly called donkeys, men being tormented by being forced to say 'I am a woman' and women selling themselves for cucumbers and melons. Truly, this novel has everything. ...more
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