On the State of Egypt

On the State of Egypt : What Caused the Revolution

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In the novels and short stories of Alaa Al Aswany, characters struggle with class differences, police brutality, poverty, sexual harassment and political corruption; now, in a new collection of essays, Al Aswany considers these same issues that torment modern Egyptian society. He has a great deal to say about one of the most pressing questions on everyone's mind: who will be the next president of Egypt, and how will he be elected? He discusses the moral ambiguity of appointed politicians, the suitability of democratic reforms in a Muslim society and the inherent contradiction in the actions of the religiously observant policeman who tortures or the man who harasses women. Critical, controversial and straightforward, Al Aswany asks his government to serve the people, and the people to demand what they deserve.
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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 135 x 212mm
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 1926428404
  • 9781926428406

About Alaa Al Aswany

Alaa Al Aswany is the author of the bestselling novels The Yacoubian Building, Chicago and the novella and short story collection Friendly Fire.
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