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City of love and ashes

Author: Yūsuf Idrīs; R Neil Hewison
Publisher: Cairo : American University in Cairo Press, [1999] ©1999
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cairo, January 1952. Egypt is at a critical point in its modern history, struggling to throw off the yoke of the seventy-year British occupation and its corrupt royalist allies. Hamza is a committed young radical, his goal to build a secret armed brigade to fight for freedom, independence, and national self-esteem. Fawziya is a woman with a mission too, keen to support the cause. Among the ashes of the city love may  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Idrīs, Yūsuf.
City of love and ashes.
Cairo : American University in Cairo Press, [1999]
166 pages ; 23 cm.
(DLC) 2002360479
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yūsuf Idrīs; R Neil Hewison
ISBN: 9781617973987 161797398X 9781617972041 1617972045
OCLC Number: 880437437
Notes: Originally published in Arabic in 1956 as Qissat hubb.
Description: 1 online resource (159 pages)
Other Titles: Qiṣṣat al-ḥubb.
Responsibility: Yusuf Idris ; translated by R. Neil Hewison.

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In this finely crafted novel, Yusuf Idris, best known as the master of the Arabic short story, brings to life not only some of the most human characters in modern Arabic fiction but the soul of Cairo  Read more...

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"The renovator and genius of the short story."-Tawfiq al-Hakim "Like the Russian aristocrats of Chekhov, the provincial bourgeoisie of Flaubert, or the Ibo villagers of Achebe, Idris raises his Read more...

 
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