Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Yacoubian Building. Alaa Al Aswany

Aswany has woven for us a lush, rich tapestry of modern day Egyptians. Their struggles with religion, culture, sexuality and class explode into inevitable and sometimes surprising endings. This beautiful novel is both alluringly foreign and captivatingly familiar.

1 comment:

Lotus Reads said...

I lived so close to Egypt for over 10 years, but sadly, never made the opportunity to visit the country. This book will definitely go on my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendation.