A.U.C. Press Books - Arabic Literature
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Karnak Café
At a Cairo café, a cross-section of Egyptian society, young and old, rich and poor, are drawn together by the quality of its coffee and the allure of its owner, legendary former dancer Qurunfula. When three of the young patr...
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Before the Throne
In this extraordinary drama-in-dialogue, Naguib Mahfouz reveals his love for all of Egypt’s extensive history—and his deep knowledge of it. In Before the Throne, he summons nearly sixty of Egypt’s rulers to the afterlif...
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Heart of the Night
A classic Mahfouz story exploring themes of marriage across class lines, spirituality, and the harsh realities of a precarious life

Jaafar Ibrahim Sayyed al-Rawi, the main character in this most recently transla...
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Love in the Rain
A vibrant novel of love, bitterness, and betrayal

Set in Cairo in the aftermath of the Six-Day War of 1967, Love in the Rain introduces us to an assortment of characters who, each in his or her own way, experien...
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The Final Hour
Hamid Burhan, a retired government employee, and his loyal wife Saniya have built themselves a home in the quiet southern suburb of Helwan, where they raise their son and two daughters, expecting life to remain as blessed as ...
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The Coffee house
On a school playground in the stylish Cairo suburb of Abbasiya, five young boys become friends for life, making a nearby café, Qushtumur, their favorite gathering spot forever. One is the narrator, who, looking back in his o...
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Sugar Street
In this final volume of Naguib Mahfouz\\\'s masterpiece trilogy, al-Sayyid Ahmad is aging, ill, and confined behind the mashrabeya that once confined his wife. But in his grandsons we see a modern Egypt emerging: one becomes ...
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Palace of Desire
In this second volume of The Cairo Trilogy, the master storyteller spins a sensual, provocative tale, following the al-Jawad family into the awakening world of the 1920s, where increased freedoms prove as troubling as dominat...
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The Beginning and the End
Set in Cairo during World War II, this novel is a masterpiece of human compassion reflecting with sympathy and well-balanced pathos the material, moral, and spiritual problems of an Egyptian family. Suddenly confronted with p...
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Midaq Alley
First published in English in 1974, MidaqAlley, is a rich account of life in a back street in a poor quarter of Cairo, focusing particularly on a young girl whose ambition to leave the cramped alley and lead an affluent life ...
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