Alaa Al Aswany is the internationally bestselling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago. A journalist who writes a controversial opposition column, Al Aswany makes his living as a dentist in Cairo.
Interesting. The writing is uneven and could have benefited from closer and more careful editing. The individual stories are difficult to integrate into a coherent format but the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by robert b. lane
I loved this book about the current Egypt. Very well written, very interesting descriptions.Published 2 months ago by Helen Shreves
Excellent Novel. al Aswany is one of the best novelist writing today, Arab, Middle Eastern, or otherwise.Published 2 months ago by Kenso
The Yacoubian Building provides a glimpse into the complicated lives of residents of an Egyptian building. Read morePublished 2 months ago by AU
The fictional stories of several different Cairo residents in the historic draconian bldg. The stories and characters will draw you in and son
Aswany really explores the characters in depth the way a movie never can. One important detail involving the end of the homosexual affair was changed for some unknown reason but... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Samuel Augustus Jennings