Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

The Book of Cairo: A City in Short Fiction

by Ralph Cormack (Editor) - £9.99  Comma Press (2019)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781910974254 | ISBN 10: 1910974250

Featuring Hassan Abdel Mawgoud, Eman Abdelrahim, Nael Eltoukhy, Areej Gamal, Hatem Hafez, Hend Jaʿfar, Nahla Karam, Mohamed Kheir, Ahmed Naji & Mohamed Salah al-Azab.
 
A police officer tortures one last suspect in the most important assignment of his career: to find the ultimate Truth...

A woman confesses her love to a reclusive, masked man in a video rental shop...

A disgraced doctor confronts a man whose job it is to create rumours that spread across Cairo...

 
Founded over a thousand years ago under the sign of Mars “the victorious”, Cairo has long been a welcoming destination for explorers and tourists, drawn by traces of the ancient cities of Memphis and Heliopolis. More recently, the Egyptian capital has become a city determined to forget. Since 2013, the events of the “Arab Spring” have been gradually erased from its official history.
The present is now contested as writers are imprisoned, publishing houses raided, and independent news sites shut down. With a new Administrative Capital being built in the desert east of Cairo, the city’s future is also unclear.
Here ten new voices offer tentative glimpses into Cairene life, at a time when writing directly about Egypt’s greatest challenges is often too dangerous. With intimate views of life, tinged with satire, surrealism, and humour, these stories guide us through the slums and suburbs, bars and backstreets of a city haunted by an unspoken past.
 
Translated by Adam Talib, Raphael Cohen, Basma Ghalayini, Thoraya El-Rayyes, Raph Cormack, Andrew Leber, Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, Elisabeth Jaquette, Kareem James Abu-Zeid & Yasmine Seale.

(Price & availability last checked: May 2019)

The website can't tell you if this book is in the shop or not, sorry - call us or use the enquiry link below to ask

  

Featured book: New Books - Think Global,
In booklists: World Fiction - Egypt, World Fiction - Africa, Best New Fiction, Writers by Surname - C, Short Story Collections and Novellas,
In categories: Fiction, World - Africa,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd 2004-2019 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page