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  • By Ahmed Hany Hassanain
    Jun 10, 2008
    "Two wars and a heroin" Manal Abdul Aziz wrote in The Egyptian Mail, 10/6/2008 in part. Like many Egyptians who witnessed the 1967 defeat the novelist blames Nasser's regime for all Arab shortcomings. The author tells the story of a family whose breadwinner is loyal to the regime. However he is jailed, tortured and murdered by the security agency for calling for an investigation of Egypt's defeat by Israel in 1967. Though Sadat who succeeded Naser from 1970 - 1981 obtained victory over Israel in October 1973, the writer reviewed the social, economic and political deficits of the 1970s. He told about the emergence of a class of people engaged in money laundering, arms deals and prositution. The Egyptian novelist connects the 1967 defeat and Baghdad fall 2003 through the family of the heroine, Nagwa who was raped in front of her father to confess what he had not done. She semed to be the biggest victime and went into endless sufferings. She was forced by the security officer... More > Hussein Yousry to be his mistress. She gets her revenge by revealing what Yousry had done to her after Nasser died and Sadat announced his correctiveness revolution. She also engaged in a lesbian relationship with Yousry's second wife, something quite bizarre to tell about in Egypt's conservative community. Though the character of nagwa had been portrayed in many novels and movies, the author's portrayal of her is unique. The novel is rich with characters< Less
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First Edition
Ahmed Hany Hassanain
June 26, 2008
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.69 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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