Book List in Order: 4 titles

  • An unknown observer is watching the residents of a small, closely-knit neighborhood in Cairo's old city, making notes. The college graduate, the street vendors, the political prisoner, the cafe owner, the taxi driver, the beautiful green-eyed young w...


  • The Mahfouz Dialogs records the memories, views, and jokes of Naguib Mahfouz on subjects ranging from politics to the relationship between his novels and his life, as delivered to intimate friends at a series of informal meetings stretching out over ...


  • With its Sufistic parables of the human condition, rendered in a style redolent of both the austere meditations of Borges and the dark engorged ruminations of Arthur C. Clark, Pyramid Texts engages the mind and beguiles the imagination. In a series o...


  • First published in 1971, this novel is set in the early 16th century in the Egypt of the Mamluk dynasty, the warrior caste dominant for over 700 years. The author was a war reporter in the Middle East, and has written six collections of short stories...