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.
The Yacoubian Building provides a glimpse into the complicated lives of residents of an Egyptian building. Read morePublished 8 days 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 2 months ago by Samuel Augustus Jennings
I came to this book with very high expectations but no experience of any Arabic writers, contemporary or otherwise. Read morePublished 2 months ago by AAJN
This is a very raw and emotional book. It takes the reader through aspects of Egyptian society that will not be talked about in history books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alexis