By Ibrahim Abdel Meguid,Farouk Abdel Wahab

throughout the 1956 Suez War—or the Tripartite Aggression, because it is understood in Egypt—life in Alexandria is going on. The railroad staff and their households reside within the low-income housing of el-Masakin, alongside the Mahmudiya Canal, yet a few of them take us on forays into the opposite, cosmopolitan Alexandria, whose ecu denizens, quite often Greeks, Italians, and Jews are departing in droves. This spellbinding novel teems with memorable characters, no longer some of whom are themselves storytellers: a budding novelist writing approximately el-Masakin and its eccentric denizens and approximately his personal inconceivable love affair with a 12-year-old lady; a spice service provider dreaming of the bygone glory of his ancestors and their exchange alongside the spice highway, starting at the Malabar Coast; a teach safeguard who's a teller of very tall stories; and a would-be filmmaker attempting to make a movie displaying what occurred in Port stated through the warfare. Then there's the cinema aficionado who performs Tarzan in actual existence alongside the Mahmudiya Canal; the younger boy who leads a gaggle of various crazies each afternoon to work out ‘God’ at sundown; the making a song nurse whose in basic terms dream is to accomplish at the radio; and Arabi, the younger guy who's in love with all issues ecu, yet in particular together with his organisation, Katina the widowed Greek designer. As in his past novel, not anyone Sleeps in Alexandria, Ibrahim Abdel Meguid right here combines ancient truth with fiction, and the mundane with the fantastical, to weave an engrossing, multilayered tale of stories.

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