A frank, funny and sometimes heartbreaking blast of jokes, anecdotes and revelations The Independent, UK 'Prior to Egypt's revolution, Taxi would have told you more than a thousand Twitter feeds about what was coming down the road beside the Nile Boyd Tonkin, The Independent, UK This democratic cacophony transforms into a fresh and fast crash course not just in the backdrop to the Arab spring, but in all aspects of contemporary North African culture and people, from ever-present convenience foods to extreme hunger, and from economic migrants to avant-garde artists. We are all the richer for it. -- Chris Ross The Guardian A book to make you feel guilty you ever tried to bargain down a cab fare in any poor country Chicago Tribune, US The novel that predicted the uprising France 24 'Taxi's brilliance is that it captures the point at which cabs cease to be just a means of transportation' Foreign Policy Magazine Illustrates the revolution Le Monde, France The new literary star from the Arab world Deutsche Welle, Germany The ultimate book on the Egyptian Revolution S ddeutsche Zeitung,Germany Unlike some of the bleaker tales from the region, Taxi is a whirlwind of jokes and anecdotes and a commentary on the diversity, the hopes and the struggles that permeated this immense and teeming city in the years leading up to the protests of 2011. -- Lin Noueihed NPR (National Public Radio) USA
About the Author
Novelist, TV producer, and former publisher, Khaled Khamisi graduated in Political Science from the Sorbonne in Paris.