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The Yacoubian building

Author: ʻAlāʼ Aswānī; Humphrey T Davies
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2004.
Series: Modern Arabic writing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Yacoubian Building holds all that Egypt was and has become over the 75 years since its namesake was built on one of downtown Cairo's main boulevards. From the pious son of the building's doorkeeper and the raucous, impoverished squatters on its roof, via the tattered aristocrat and the gay intellectual in its apartments, to the ruthless businessman whose stores occupy its ground floor, each sharply etched  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Aswānī, ʻAlāʼ, 1957-
Yacoubian building.
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607554907
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: ʻAlāʼ Aswānī; Humphrey T Davies
ISBN: 9774248627 9789774248627 9780060878139 0060878134
OCLC Number: 57298874
Description: 253 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Modern Arabic writing.
Other Titles: ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān.
Responsibility: Alaa Al Aswany ; translated by Humphrey Davies.
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The Yacoubian Building holds all that Egypt was and has become over the 75 years since its namesake was built. From the pious son of the building's doorkeeper and the raucous, impoverished squatters  Read more...

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