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Description - No One Sleeps in Alexandria by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid

This sweeping novel depicts the intertwined lives of an assortment of Egyptians - Muslims and Copts, northerners and southerners, men and women - as they begin to settle in Egypt's great second city, and explores how the Second World War, starting in supposedly faraway Europe, comes crashing down on them, affecting their lives in fateful ways. Central to the novel is the story of a striking friendship between Sheikh Magd al-Din, a devout Muslim with peasant roots in northern Egypt, and Dimyan, a Copt with roots in southern Egypt, in their journey of survival and self-discovery. Woven around this narrative are the stories of other characters, in the city, in the villages, or in the faraway desert, closer to the fields of combat.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789774249617
ISBN-10: 9774249615
Format: Paperback
(194mm x 124mm x 24mm)
Pages: 354
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: Egypt

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Author Biography - Ibrahim Abdel Meguid

Ibrahim Abdel Meguid was awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for his novel The Other Place (AUC Press, 1997).

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