There is something about Mahfouz's writings that is like a kind of sunlit illumination.
Interesting aspect of this novel are the personal battles faced between self righteousness vs corruption, advancements vs traditions.
Once again, Mahfouz in THE DAY THE LEADER WAS KILLED gives us a great story reflecting contemporary life in Egypt.
I've got most of Mahfouz books in my library, really enjoy his works, lots of "words of wisdom" a fine and delicate "connective tissue" bridging past and present.Published 9 months ago by mehrdad
A short novella, written from the viewpoints of three people on the eve of Anwar Sadat's assassination. Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by E.J. Kaye
The Day the Leader Was Killed by Naguib Mahfouz
(translated by Malak Mashem), (orig. pub. in 1985).
This is a slender novel by Mahfouz, only 103 pages. Read more