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Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The author, a dentist by profession, had his first office in the Yacoubian Building in Cairo. There’s a edlficio loading this menu at the moment. The book was made into a film of the same name in and into a TV series in DVD Jan 01, “Please retry”.

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Each vacated apartment was then occupied by a military officer and his family, who were often of a more rural background and lower social caste than the previous ywcobian. Together, they give a biting condemnation of a nation that has squandered its promise and which has been forced to compromise its own principles, resulting in a corrupt and undemocratic political system dominated by a single party the fictitious “Patriotic Party”, a thinly veiled version of Egypt’s National Democratic Partya society whose yacoban talented members abandon the country for promising careers abroad, and an increasingly disenchanted and restive populace that has no loyalty to the government and which sees extremist Islam as one of the few viable options to counter growing poverty, economic stagnation, and a perceived degradation of morals and lack of social cohesion.


Egyptian novels novels Arabic-language novels in fiction Novels set in Cairo. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The actual namesake building, constructed in edifficio Art Deco style, still stands in downtown Cairo at the address given in the novel: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Al Aswany writes of its fictional counterpart as having been designed “in the high classical European yacboian, the balconies decorated with Greek faces carved in stone, the columns, steps, and corridors all of natural marble.

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The locale of the novel is downtown Cairowith the titular apartment building which actually exists serving as both a metaphor for contemporary Egypt and a unifying location in which most of the primary characters either live or work and in which much of the novel’s action takes place.

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