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33 popular egyptian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Africa Challenge" were written by authors from Egypt. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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A Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif EN

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Country: Africa / Egypt flag Egypt
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In 1900 Lady Anna Winterbourne travels to Egypt where she falls in love with Sharif, and Egyptian Nationalist utterly committed to his country's cause. A hundred years later, Isabel Parkman, an American divorcee and a descendant of Anna and Sharif, goes to Egypt, taking with her an old family trunk, inside which are found notebooks and journals which reveal Anna and Sharif's secret.
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Akhenatón by Naguib Mahfuz ES

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Akhenatón, el Faraón monoteísta, hereje y poeta. La investigación de un estudiante. Una novela con un sabor diferente, en la que Mahfouz nos traslada de nuevo al Egipto faraónico, que destacó en utilizar para presentar sus ideas. La idea de leer un evento desde más de una perspectiva... los motivos ocultos de cada uno de ellos se revelan a pesar del intento de cada uno de ocultar sus motivos detrás de máscaras de sabiduría. El método de Mahfouz al escribir la novela en un nuevo estilo, y no simplemente una narraci&o... continue

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Beer in the Snooker Club by Waguih Ghali EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Egypt flag Egypt
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Behind the bar at Jameel's in Cairo hang two mugs engraved with the names of Ram and Font. During their years together in London, they drank many a pint of Bass from these mugs. But there is no Bass in Nasser's Egypt, so Ram and Font have to make do with a heady mixture of beer, vodka and whisky. Yearning for Bass they long to be far from a revolution that neither serves the people nor allows their rich aunts to live the life of leisure they are accustomed to. Stranded between two cultures, Ram and Font must choose between dangerous political opposition and reluctant acquiescence. First publis... continue

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Call Me by Your Name : A Novel by André Aciman EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Egypt flag Egypt
Description:
The sudden and powerful attraction between a teenage boy and a summer guest at his parents' house on the Italian Riviera has a profound and lasting influence that will mark them both for a lifetime.


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Der letzte Tag des Präsidenten by Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ DE

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Egypt flag Egypt
Description:
Dieser Roman zeichnet mit höchster Konzentration und Dichte das Lebensgefühl der Ära Sadat.



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El edificio Yacobián : una novela sobre un inmueble de El Cairo y las vidas de sus habitantes by Alaa Al Aswany ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Una novela construida como un mosaico donde las vidas de los personajes se cruzan y se separan ante la mirada compasiva y sin prejuicios del autor.Construido en 1934 en una de las principales avenidas del Cairo, el Edificio Yacobián es al mismo tiempo una imagen representativa de los últimos setenta y cinco años de la historia de Egipto y una radiografía de la sociedad egipcia contemporánea. Cada piso parece representar un estrato de la sociedad y por la novela vemos desfilar a los habitantes más variopintos: aristócratas decadentes, hombres de negocio, políticos corruptos, pobres de solemnida... continue

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Find Me : A Novel by André Aciman EN

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Country: Africa / Egypt flag Egypt
Description:
Elio believes he has left behind his first love - but as an affair with an older man intensifies, his thoughts turn to the past and to Oliver. Oliver, a college professor, husband and father, is preparing to leave New York. The imminent trip stirs up longing and regret, awakening an old desire and propelling him towards a decision that could change everything. In Call Me By Your Name, we fell in love with Oliver and Elio. Find Me returns to these unforgettable characters, exploring how love can ripple out from the past and into the future.


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