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The Yacoubian Building

By: "Al Aswany, Alaa"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press:

Seller ID: 9789774248627

ISBN: 9774248627

Condition: GOOD


The Yacoubian Building holds all that Egypt was and has become over the 75 years since its namesake was built on one of downtown Cairo's main boulevards. From the pious son of the building's doorkeeper and the raucous, impoverished squatters on its roof, via the tattered aristocrat and the gay intellectual in its apartments, to the ruthless businessman whose stores occupy its ground floor, each sharply etched character embodies a facet of modern Egypt -- where political ... View more info