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From the Nobel Prize laureate and author of the acclaimed Cairo Trilogy, a beguiling and artfully compact novel set in Sadat's Egypt.
"[Mahfouz] is not only a Hugo and a Dickens, but also a Galsworthy, Zola and a Jules Romain."--Edward Said
The time is 1981, Anwar al-Sadat is president, and Egypt is lurching into the modern world. Set against this backdrop, The Day the Leader Was Killed relates the tale of a middle-class Cairene family. Rich with irony and infused with political undertones, the story is narrated alternately by the pious and mischievous family patriarch Muhtashimi Zayed, his hapless grandson Elwan, and Elwan's headstrong and beautiful fiancee Randa. The novel reaches its climax with the assassination of Sadat on October 6, 1981, an event around which the fictional plot is skillfully woven.
The Day the Leader Was Killed brings us the essence of Mahfouz's genius and is further proof that he has, in the words of the Nobel citation, "formed an Arabic narrative art that applies to all mankind."

About Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911. The author of more than thirty novels and fourteen collections of short stories, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1988.He lives with his family in the Cairo suburb of Agouza."

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Author : Naguib Mahfouz
Publisher : Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Data Published : 03 March 2000
ISBN : 0385499221
EAN : 9780385499224
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 112 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . AN ANCHOR PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
    From the Nobel Prize laureate and author of the acclaimed Cairo Trilogy, a beguiling and artfully compact novel set in Sadat's Egypt.
    "[Mahfouz] is not only a Hu