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By Ibrahim Abdel Meguid,Farouk Abdel Wahab

in the course of 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 stay 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 eu denizens, commonly 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 woman; 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 protect who's a teller of very tall stories; and a would-be filmmaker attempting to make a movie exhibiting what occurred in Port acknowledged in the course of the conflict. Then there's the cinema aficionado who performs Tarzan in actual existence alongside the Mahmudiya Canal; the younger boy who leads a bunch of varied crazies each afternoon to work out ‘God’ at sundown; the making a song nurse whose in simple terms dream is to accomplish at the radio; and Arabi, the younger guy who's in love with all issues eu, yet specifically together with his agency, Katina the widowed Greek clothier. As in his previous novel, not anyone Sleeps in Alexandria, Ibrahim Abdel Meguid the following combines historic truth with fiction, and the mundane with the fantastical, to weave an engrossing, multilayered tale of stories.

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