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The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif
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it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, middle-eastern-literature

One of the most extravagant readings! Ahdaf Soueif has successfully translated Egypt's rich history through a fruitful and valuable story. Beautifully written! I was amazed how the book was actually written in English, when the poetic and lyrical sentences obviously led me to believe it was translated from Arabic. However, I can see Soueif thinking in Arabic and translating her words and images into English. 'The Map of Love' highlights the important aspects of Egypt's social and political struggles in the early 1900's and its filtration into Egypt in the 21st century. This book reflects appropriately the current Egyptian Revolution, and is a must read to understand the dynamics of 25th of January. This is by far the most heart-captivating book of all times. Definitely a book I would encourage my daughter to read in the future!

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Quotes Alanoodfq Liked

Ahdaf Soueif
“If people can write to each other across space, why can they not write across time too?”
Ahdaf Soueif, The Map of Love
tags: time

Ahdaf Soueif
“التاريخ يمكن أن يتغير,الناس هم الذين يصنعون التاريخ,المشكلة أننا نسمح للأخرين أن يصنعوا تاريخنا.”
Ahdaf Soueif, The Map of Love

Reading Progress

November 8, 2011 – Shelved
April 3, 2012 – Started Reading
April 6, 2012 –
page 48
9.07% "Looks like this might turn out to be one of my favorite books!"
April 7, 2012 –
page 116
21.93% "Extraordinary!"
April 7, 2012 –
page 164
31.0% "Exciting!"
April 9, 2012 –
page 258
April 11, 2012 –
page 273
51.61% ""He is a poet. He will live for ever. But you and I, mon ami, we live today and are gone tomorrow.""
April 11, 2012 –
page 277
52.36% "Marriage is half of religion"
April 11, 2012 –
page 284
53.69% ""you women! A bean does not have time to get wet in your mouths""
April 11, 2012 –
page 292
April 16, 2012 –
page 470
April 16, 2012 – Finished Reading
February 25, 2013 – Shelved as: favorites
March 20, 2018 – Shelved as: middle-eastern-literature

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