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THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING by Alaa Al Aswany

THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING is a true literary blockbuster—“the best-selling novel in the Middle East for two years and the inspiration for the biggest budget movie ever produced in Egypt,” according to National Geographic. American readers coming to this novel will find it a vibrant and descriptive primer illuminating the various forces in contemporary Egypt that affect its current political climate. It is also a thoughtful analysis of why certain forces are as influential as they are today.

July 16, 2009 · Judi Clark · 2 Comments
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