Description - The Man from Bashmour by Salwa Bakr
After an exorbitant land tax imposed on a country of mainly Coptic-speaking Christians by the caliph's governors in ninth-century Egypt sparks a peasant revolt, Bedeir is dispatched to the Nile Delta as an escort for a church-appointed emissary whose mission is to persuade the rebels to lay down their arms. The events that befall him bring about a gradual personal transformation, through which his eyes are opened to the commonalities that bind Muslims and Copts.
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(236mm x 157mm x 25mm)
The American University in Cairo Press
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Author Biography - Salwa Bakr
Salwa Bakr was born in Cairo in 1949. She is the author of seven volumes of short stories, seven novels, and a play. Her work has been translated into nine languages. Nancy Roberts is the translator of Mohamed El-Bisatie's Over the Bridge (AUC Press, 2006) and Hala El Badry's Muntaha (AUC Press, 2006).