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Author: Muḥammad Bisāṭī; Nancy Roberts
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2006.
Series: Modern Arabic literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : [International ed.]View all editions and formats
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Forging documents in an Egyptian government office, a bureaucrat 'authorizes' a police department for a nonexistent city in Upper Egypt in order to siphon off its monthly payroll. But beyond simply embezzling funds, he sets about imagining in detail the fictional city he has created the wealthy new district with its villas and swimming pools, the restless inhabitants of the poverty-stricken old quarter, and the Nile  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
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Bisāṭī, Muḥammad.
Over the bridge.
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2006
(OCoLC)65206302
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Muḥammad Bisāṭī; Nancy Roberts
ISBN: 9781617974090 1617974099 9781617971969 1617971960
OCLC Number: 607743286
Description: 1 online resource.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series Title: Modern Arabic literature.
Other Titles: Khālidīyah.
Responsibility: Mohamed El-Bisatie ; translated by Nancy Roberts.

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A critique of governmental ineptness, economic and social injustice, and individual moral failings.  Read more...

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