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Cairo Modern

By Joanne P. Quinn El-Fayoumy, Cairo / September 16, 2008

Cairo Modern by Naguib Mahfouz. Having lived there and married into the society, this book, about four graduating university students in 1948, examines the prototypes of Egyptians to come. It is a political tale, a cultural saga, a presentation of moral choices to be made in religion, politics, and ethics. Fascinating scene depicted by a master writer, philosopher, and observer

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