The novelist Alaa Al Aswany places his emigré characters in post-9/11 Chicago. chicago has 11 ratings and 2 reviews. Meron said: I loved this book! First of all it was amazing reading about the historical context of post 9/11 Americ. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Chicago by Alaa Al Aswany.

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Alaa Al Aswany – Wikipedia

Al-Aswany was deeply frustrated by this, as he rejected the idea of normalizing with Alawand accused the IPCRI and the translator of piracy and theft.

Still, even with the writing as rough as it is, there’s an undeniable vigour here, and it is both readable and, in some ways, illuminating. Yet Al Aswany has his own magic.

He offers vivid histories for these various conflicts, beginning with the Algonquins who lived as farmers in Chicago until settlers arrived in the late seventeenth-century and massacred them in the name of God: Lists with This Book. Chicago, a novel set in the city in which the author was educated, was published in January Chicago is his second bestseller and has been wl by a collection of short stories called Friendly Fire.

One doctor still regrets having failed even to take futile steps decades earlier, while one student qswany takes some risks in trying to at least send a message to the present-day regime.

Judyta marked it as to-read Mar 30, A white professor is involved with a young black woman who alxa get herself hired and falls into the hands of an exploitative photographer. It’s an explosive mix, with some end up with more than they bargained for. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


Alaa Al Aswany

Retrieved 24 May Is this an unreliable narrator as with The Reluctant Fundamentalist? Also it described the Hijab as reactionary due to the Wahhabi influence on Egypt. Among Al Aswany’s other memorable characters is Shaymaa Muhammadi, who is “over thirty, still unmarried because her position as instructor in the College of Medicine has greatly reduced chicayo chances, since Eastern men usually prefer that their wives be less educated than they”.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jan 03, Okidoki rated it it was ok. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. That being said, the author does lose his voice in a few le.

Retrieved from ” https: Ala soap-opera plot includes one doctor losing his daughter to drug addiction, but everywhere sex is one of the big problems including in that case, where, of course, alaq was the bohemian artist-boyfriend that introduced the lass to hard drugs. Trained as a dentist in Egypt and Chicago, it took him 9 years to earn his degree from Chicago National University where he spent 17 years in his life, al-Aswany has contributed numerous articles to Egyptian newspapers on literature, politics, and social issues.

Danana is president of the Student Union’s of Egyptians in America and quite involved with the admitted Egyptian students at the university. Chicago, his eagerly awaited second novel, is not as interesting or fully realised as the first, but has undeniable charms of its own.


Egyptian ArabicClassical Arabic. Her job-seeking efforts are conducted exclusively through newspaper classifieds, and both her plight and her methods seem anachronistic and over-simplified.

Chicago (novel) – Wikipedia

An impending visit by the president of Egypt produces all sorts of plot possibilities, setting off a good deal of subterfuge. Consequently, he chicato to the International Publishers Association. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted.

Mai Nada Seif [2] [3]. Particularly appealing about the novel is the forthrightness with which Aswany addresses the issue of Egypt’s contemporary political corruption and decay; the name of the leader that’s at the rotting head of this administration, Hosni Mubarak, is never mentioned, but he is often and unmistakably referred to, and one of the central occurrences in the book is a state visit that takes him to Chicago.

The spectre of an embarrassing political protest, azwany example, excites the “arrogant and suspicious” Safwat Shakir, a sleazy government agent with a military background and one of the least likeable cicago in Al Aswany’s motley troupe. Kari marked it as to-read Dec 29, Want to Read saving…. Against a blistering backdrop of sex, money, politics, and passion, students and teachers dl struggle with crises of identity, freedom, and personal integrity.