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Description - Khan Al-Khalili by Naguib Mahfouz

"The time is 1942, World War II is at its height, and the Africa Campaign is raging along the northern coast of Egypt. Against this backdrop, Mahfouz s novel tells the story of the Akifs, a middle-class family that has taken refuge in Cairo s colorful and bustling Khan al-Khalili neighborhood. Believing that the German forces will never bomb such a famously religious part of the city, they leave their more elegant neighborhood and seek safety among the crowded alleyways, busy cafes, and ancient mosques of the Khan. Through the eyes of Ahmad, the eldest Akif son, Mahfouz presents a richly textured vision of the Khan, and of a crisis that pits history against modernity and faith against secularism. Fans of Midaq Alley and The Cairo Trilogy will not want to miss this engaging and sensitive portrayal of a family at the crossroads of the old world and the new. ranslated from the Arabic by Roger Allen"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307742575
ISBN-10: 0307742571
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 134mm x 22mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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