Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Zayni Barakat by Gamal Al-Ghitani

In the course of my long travels I have never seen a city so devastated. After a long time I ventured out into the streets. Death, cold and heavy, hung in the air. Walls have no value here, doors have been eliminated. No one is certain that they will see another day. The Egypt of the Mamluk dynasty witnessed a period of artistic ostentation and social and political upheaval, at the heart of which lay the unsolved question of the ruler's legitimacy. Now, in 1516, the Mamluk reign is coming to an end with the advance of the invading. Ottomans. The numerous narrators, among them a Venetian traveler and several native Muslims, tell the story of the rise to power of the ruthless, enigmatic, and puritanical governor of Cairo, Zayni Barakat ibn Musa, whose control of the corrupt city is effected only through a complicated network of spies and informers.

Buy Zayni Barakat by Gamal Al-Ghitani from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9789774248726
ISBN-10: 9774248724
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 124mm x 20mm)
Pages: 254
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: Egypt

Other Editions - Zayni Barakat by Gamal Al-Ghitani

Book Reviews - Zayni Barakat by Gamal Al-Ghitani

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Zayni Barakat book by Gamal Al-Ghitani and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Gamal Al-Ghitani

Gamal Al-Ghitani was born in 1945 and educated in Cairo. He has written 13 novels and 6 collections of short stories. He is currently editor-in-chief of the literary review Akbbar al-adab. Farouk Abdel Wahab teaches Arabic language and literature at the University of Chicago. His most recent translation is Love in Exile by Bahaa Taher (AUC Press, 2002).

Books By Gamal Al-Ghitani

Zafarani Files by Gamal Al-Ghitani
Paperback, March 2015
Book of Epiphanies by Gamal Al-Ghitani
Paperback, September 2012
Cairo of Naguib Mahfouz by Gamal Al-Ghitani
Hardback, July 2012
Re:Viewing Egypt by Gamal Al-Ghitani
Hardback, October 2009