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الوباء لهاني الراهب / The Epidemic, by Hani al-Rahib

This autumn, the Cairo Book Club will be joining with UK publisher And Other Stories for their first-ever Arabic reading group. For September we’re reading The Epidemic, by Hani al-Rahib, from which Bassam Frangieh has translated an excerpt into English. From And … Continue reading

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الحرب في بر مصر، يوسف القعيد‎ / War in the Land of Egypt by Yusuf al-Qa’id

For February we’re reading الحرب في بر مصر، يوسف القعيد‎ / War in the Land of Egypt by Egyptian author Yusuf al-Qa’id, which ranks at #4 on the Arab Writers Union’s list of the best 105 Arabic novels of the 20th century. It … Continue reading

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مالك الحزين، إبراهيم أصلان / The Heron by Ibrahim Aslan

For April we’re reading مالك الحزين، إبراهيم أصلان / The Heron by Egyptian author Ibrahim Aslan, which is #41 on the Arab Writers Union’s list of the best 105 Arabic novels of the 20th century. It was translated by Elliott Colla. A brief … Continue reading

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رجال تحت الشمس، غسان كنفاتي / Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories by Ghassan Kanafani

For November we’re reading رجال تحت الشمس، غسان كنفاتي / Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories by Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani, translated by Hilary Kilpatrick. A brief summary of the book from Read Kutub: “Ghassan Kanafani’s short stories Men … Continue reading

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موسم الهجرة إلى الشمال، الطيب صالح / Season of Migration to the North by Tayyib Saleh

For July we’re reading موسم الهجرة إلى الشمال، الطيب صالح / Season of Migration to the North by Sudanese author Tayyib Saleh, which is #24 on the Arab Writers Union’s list of the best 105 Arabic novels of the 20th century. It was translated … Continue reading

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