After Coffee

After Coffee

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Medhat is an orphaned boy who grows up shuttling between various farming families in the beautiful province of Sharkia, east of the Nile Delta. What was intended to be a brief visit for the five-year-old to Ismailia, a beautiful and cosmopolitan city in the Suez Canal zone, ends up being the beginning of a nomadic life no one could have imagined. Medhats journey takes him across the many landmarks of Egypt and beyond, all the way to Vienna where he discovers that his feelings of displacement still haunt him to the core. In a narrative that interweaves aspects of Egyptian folklore, epic prose, and classical literature, the author skillfully presents the conflict between the man in exile who reflects longingly on his history and origins, and the village boy who belonged nowhere.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • Qatar
  • English
  • 9927118309
  • 9789927118302
  • 2,760,439

About Abdelrashid Mahmoudi

Abdelrashid Mahmoudi is an Egyptian poet, writer, translator and academic. In 1961, at the age of 25, he was chosen by the Egyptian government to be part of a student delegation to be sent abroad for graduate studies. Mahmoudi went on to study philosophy in University of Cairo and University of London, and completed his PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from University of Manchester. He has published many academic works, as well as poetry, short stories and a novel. After Coffee is his second novel.
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