The Other Place
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Other Place by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid
Book DescriptionThis prize-winning novel portrays the shallowness of the petrodollar culture and the price one pays for quick money. The protagonist, an educated middle-class Egyptian from Alexandria, describes his experiences and those of migrant workers and professionals in one of the Gulf states, and their interaction with the oil-rich country's local elite and with agents of western businesses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774249587
(198mm x 124mm x 23mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Ibrahim Abdel Meguid
No One Sleeps in Alexandria, Paperback (December 2006)
This sweeping novel depicts the intertwined lives of an assortment of Egyptians as they begin to settle in Egypt's great second city.
Birds of Amber, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid
A new novel about Alexandria by the award-winning Egyptian writer
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Author Biography - Ibrahim Abdel Meguid
Ibrahim Abdel Meguid has combined critical and creative writing throughout his literary career. Soon after completing a B.A. in philosophy at Alexandria University, he published his first novel. He is also a Consultant for Cultural Matters at the Popular Culture Council. Farouk Abdel Wahab, the Ibn Rushd Professorial Lecturer in Arabic at the University of Chicago, has translated numerous Arabic works of fiction, most recently Birds of Amber by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid (AUC Press, 2005).
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