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Children of the alley

Author: محفوظ، نجيب،, 1911-2006. ; Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Peter Theroux
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The tale of a Mafia-like don in Egypt. He lives in a mansion in Cairo, uphill at the end of an alley whose inhabitants he exploits. He is the patriarch of a large family whose wealth comes from dealing in drugs and various protection rackets. While family members jockey for power, the people below live in squalor, dreaming of the revolutionary heroes their poverty produced. An expose of injustice in Egypt by a Nobel  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translation
Fiction
Political fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006.
Children of the alley.
New York : Doubleday, 1996
(OCoLC)610268061
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: محفوظ، نجيب،, 1911-2006. ; Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Peter Theroux
ISBN: 0385420943 9780385420945
OCLC Number: 32349213
Description: 448 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Awlād al-ḥāratinā.
Responsibility: Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Peter Theroux.
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The tale of a Mafia-like don in Egypt. He lives in a mansion in Cairo, uphill at the end of an alley whose inhabitants he exploits. He is the patriarch of a large family whose wealth comes from dealing in drugs and various protection rackets. While family members jockey for power, the people below live in squalor, dreaming of the revolutionary heroes their poverty produced. An expose of injustice in Egypt by a Nobel Prize winner and author of 30 novels.

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