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Journalist and activist Hanan Kamal wrote a non-fiction book that captures her experience of breast cancer

A novel, a philosophical work, or memoires? Room 304 is an amalgamation of all that


In what appears otherwise as a well-written and simple story, Shady Lewis has written a novel with philosophical depth about the lives we lead, and the ones we might want

Achraf El-Achamwi's latest novel is disappointing and flat for a novel that promises to be an expose of sensitive issues

Baligh Hamdy was a giant of Egyptian and Arab music who lived his art, his loves and his life to the fullest, as ably revealed by author Mona El-Bakry

Amal Radwan delves into the lives of Syrian refugees in Jordan in a novel that raises questions about war, politics, and the inner world of women’s lives

Nabil Nour Eldin, in a idiosyncratic but enjoyable novel, delves into the kinds of political escapades that emerge when politics is off-limits to all but an elite

Mohamed Baraka’s fifth novel is a fascinating take on a perennial interest: the experience of the foreigner who finds himself in the West

Enayat El-Zayat’s first and only novel, recently republished, was set in 1950, preserving a snapshot of the early development of feminist thought in the Arab world

The story begins with the murder of Ismail, the leader of an intelligence unit in a safe house where the members live together in a military camp- like environment.

The writer throughout the novel uses the flash forward and flashback techniques when the three main characters speak about themselves and the situations they come across


The poorest classes in the society have very little influence on the economic policies that affect their lives


Egyptian writer Hamed Abdel-Samad explores philosophical themes in his second novel 'Bastet's Last Trip'



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