Categories
Karnak Café
 
Product Details:
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 patrons disappear for prolonged periods, the older customers display varying reactions to the news. On their return, they recount horrific stories of arrest and torture at the hands of the secret police, and the habitués of the café begin to withdraw from each other in fear, suspecting that there is an informer among them. With the nighttime arrests and the devastation of the country’s defeat in the 1967 War, the café is transformed from a haven of camaraderie and bright-eyed idealism to an atmosphere charged with mounting suspicion, betrayal, and crushing disillusionment. Exposing the dark underbelly of ideology, and delving into the idea of the ‘necessary evils’ of social upheaval, Karnak Café remains one of the Nobel laureate’s most pointedly critical works, as relevant and incisive today as it was when it was

Product Specifications
Writer : Naguib Mahfouz
Translated by : Roger Allen
English Edition : Apr 2013
Paperback : 116 pp.
ISBN : 9789774166037
Product Dimensions : 7.6 X 5 X 0.2 inch
Weight : 0.175 kg
Product Information

Category: A.U.C. Press Books

Subcategory: Arabic Literature

Quantity: 1
Price:   11.99 $    $ 9.59
Related Products