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message 1: by Tracy (new)

Tracy | 9 comments The Cairo Trilogy, by Naguib Mahfouz

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Agnesca | 7 comments (Hi, I'm new in this group, and French so excuse my bad English sometimes)

The Yacoubian building, by Alaa Al Aswany

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Trupti Dorge (truptidorge) | 9 comments Nefertiti by Michelle Mran
The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran again. She writes beautiful historical fiction

message 4: by Sandra (last edited Feb 09, 2012 12:54AM) (new)

Sandra Barman (sandrabarman) | 3 comments Woman at point zero, by Nawal El Saadawi.
It's a strong book about women's conditions in Egypt by Nawal El Saadawi, an egyptian writer who's been emprisoned and forced to flee Egypt because of her work for women's rights.

I also liked The Harafish by Naguib Mahfouz a lot.

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Ted Milne | 1 comments The Children of Gebelawi, by Naguib Mahfouz.
Amazing book - one of my overall favorites!

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Nelly Habib | 1 comments In the Eye of the Sun - Ahdaf Soueif
The Open Door - Latifa Zayyat

Nina ( picturetalk321 ) | 2 comments Basma Abdel Aziz, The Queue. Really likes this one: dystopian state, reminds me of Victor Pelevin and Ismail Kadare, written by a woman activist. Strange and compelling.

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