Sugar Street

Mahfouz, Naguib

£9.99

This is the third part of ‘The Cairo Trilogy’, by the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. It is an Egyptian family saga featuring the bullying, pompous patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmed and his long-suffering family. This book takes the family into the middle of the 20th century.

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THE ACCLAIMED INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER BY THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR.

‘A masterpiece’ – The Times

‘The Arab Tolstoy’ – Simon Sebag Montefiore

Sugar Street, the climactic final book in the classic Cairo Trilogy, is the captivating story of a family struggling to change with the rise of modern Egypt. As Cairo shrugs off the final vestiges of colonialism, Ahmad Al Jawad has lost his power and surveys the world from a latticed balcony. Unable to control his family’s destiny, he watches helplessly as his dynasty and the traditions he holds dear disintegrate before his eyes.

But through Ahamd’s three grandsons we see modern how Egypt takes shape. One grandson is a communist activist, another a Muslim fundamentalist, both working for what they believe will be a better world. And Ridwan, the inheritor of his father’s charms, launches a political career aided by a homosexual affair with prominent politician.

A vivid portrait of a family and a country in a time of upheaval, the Cairo Trilogy is the greatest and best loved work by the 20th century’s most important Arab novelist.

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Weight 220 g
Dimensions 198 × 127 × 20 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

892.736 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K