What is madness asks the narrator of Ahmed Alaidy's jittery, funny, and angry new novel, "Being Abbas el Abd". Assuring readers that they are about to find out, the narrator takes us on his subsequent itinerary through the insanity of present-day Cairo - in and out of minibuses, malls, and crash pads. Sharing the intensity of Chuck Palahniuk's "Fight Club" and the hip sensibility of Douglas Coupland's Generation X, Ahmed Alaidy's work pushes the limits of written Arabic, developing private meanings and personal rhythms that ...

Being Abbas El Abd 2009, American University in Cairo Press

ISBN-13: 9789774163098

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Being Abbas El Abd 2008, Arabia Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781906697051

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Being Abbas El Abd 2006, American University in Cairo Press

ISBN-13: 9789774160042

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