Naguib Mahfouz' 1977 novel, "The Harafish," is an intriguing mix of allegory and saga. The term "harafish" refers to the large underclass of poor and downtrodden in an Egyptian city, presumably Cairo ... Read More
Naguib Mafouz is probably best known for his story Midaq Alley, part of a trilogy of novelletes that won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1988. He was born in 1911 and in each tale delves deeply ... Read More
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