The grandfather in the story is a pious Sufi Muslim that has had a wild past.
He captures the reader's mind and leads the reader to empathize with the sentiment and emotion of the characters who encounter life during the time of INFITAH.
Interesting aspect of this novel are the personal battles faced between self righteousness vs corruption, advancements vs traditions.
My issues with this book are more with the edition than with the literary qualities of the work. First, I confess I was influenced by the blurb, particularly the words... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. J. Sutter
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 11 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