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Heron by Ibrahim Aslan
Book DescriptionSet on the eve of the January 1977 bread riots against IMF austerity programs and privatization that nearly brought down President Anwar Sadat, "The Heron" catches Egypt in the mid-stream of its modern history, as seen through the prism of a long winter night in the Cairo neighborhood of Kit Kat. Since it first appeared in 1984, Ibrahim Aslan's "The Heron" has been a classic of modern Arabic literature and was the basis of the film Kit Kat.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774249297
(201mm x 122mm x 20mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Ibrahim Aslan
Heron, Paperback (October 2009)
Set on the eve of the January 1977 'bread riots' against IMF austerity programmes and privatisation that nearly brought down President Anwar Sadat, this novel catches Egypt in the mid-stream of its modern history.
Nile Sparrows, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Ibrahim Aslan
A novel that chronicles the daily rhythm of the life of rural migrants to Cairo and their complex webs of familial and neighborly relations over half a century.
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Author Biography - Ibrahim Aslan
Ibrahim Asian was born in Tanta in Egypt's Nile Delta 1937 and is culture editor in the Cairo bureau of the London-based daily newspaper al-Hayat. He published his first collection of short stories in 1971. The Heron, his first novel, was published in Arabic in 1983. He is also the author of Nile Sparrows (AUC Press 2004). Elliott Colla teaches comparative literature at Brown University.
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