Al-Aswany was born on 26 May His mother, Zainab, came from an aristocratic family; her uncle was a Pasha and Minister of Education before the Egyptian Revolution of Al-Aswany married his first wife in his early twenties, she was a dentist, and they had their son Seif, they divorced later. When he was 37, he married Eman Taymoor and they had two daughters, Mai and Nada. Then, he wrote a weekly article in the Egyptian newspaper Al-Shorouk.
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Al-Aswany was born on 26 May His mother, Zainab, came from an aristocratic family; her uncle was a Pasha and Minister of Education before the Egyptian Revolution of Al-Aswany married his first wife in his early twenties, she was a dentist, and they had their son Seif, they divorced later.
When he was 37, he married Eman Taymoor and they had two daughters, Mai and Nada. Then, he wrote a weekly article in the Egyptian newspaper Al-Shorouk. However, Al-Aswany was banned from attending the premiere. In fact, many intellectuals believe that this work played a crucial role in triggering revolutionary sentiments among the Egyptian people.
Chicago, a novel set in the city in which the author was educated , was published in January and his Automobile Club of Egypt was published in English in While Al-Aswany refused for the book to be translated into Hebrew and published in Israel , a volunteer had translated it and IPCRI wanted to offer it for free to expand cultural awareness and understanding in the region. Al-Aswany was deeply frustrated by this, as he rejected the idea of normalizing with Israel , and accused the IPCRI and the translator of piracy and theft.
Consequently, he complained to the International Publishers Association.
Alaa Al Aswany
Mosar Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. Chicago by Alaa Al Aswany. Hermione Laake is currently reading it Nov 21, Eman Taymoor present . The cast of characters is a large one, and Chicago weaves together their various stories — too many of them, perhaps. His literary works have been translated into 31 languages: He is the only first-person narrator in the novel and therefore takes on roles of author and activist, mirroring the multitasking of Al Aswany, who is himself also a practicing dentist in Cairo. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
CHICAGO NOVEL ALAA AL ASWANY PDF
Jay Parini Published on Sat 4 Oct That compulsively readable book, which became a massive bestseller in Arabic, focused on a once grand but now decaying building in central Cairo; it was set during the Gulf war and offered a microcosm of Egyptian society. Al Aswany wrote in a fearless manner, especially when it came to sexual and political matters. In the mix of characters living in the building one found, for instance, an extravagant playboy, a gay intellectual, and a devout Islamic fundamentalist.
Between two worlds