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English Books on Modern Egypt

English language or English-translation books covering Egyptian history, culture, politics, and literature from any point in the post-Ottoman period through contemporary times. No pharaohs here.
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message 1: by Garth (new)

Garth I voted for The Yacoubian Building. For the best novels about Egypt, I suggest Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy for the first half of the 20th century and The Yacoubian Building for the second half.

Here's a post about The Yacoubian Building on Newsworthy Novels, a blog that matches novels to today's headlines (the headline that day was about the turmoil in Egypt and the continued conflict between the country's moderates and the Muslim fundamentalists):
http://newsworthynovels.blogspot.com/...


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