• العربية

Egyptian Earth

Egyptian Earth

Author : Abdel Rahman AlSharkawi

A twelve- year- old returns from his school in Cairo to find his village from by feuding and fear. A corrupt official has ordered the peasants to irrigate their fields in five days instead of the customary ten, a demand that threatens to severely disrupt the life of this small community. The schoolmaster Sheikh Hassouna urges the villagers to rebel. But it takes many attempts - some disastrous, others comical and touching - before they join forces to stand against their oppressors. Sharqawi's epic novel, set in the 1930s, was first published in 1954 - two years after the Egyptian revolution, A masterpiece of modern Arabic literature, Egyptian Earth has been translated into many languages and was made into a popular film by the Egyptian director Yousef Chahine.
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  • SKU
  • 3054155
  • ISBN:
  • 9780863565137
  • Author:
  • Abdel Rahman AlSharkawi
  • Pages:
  • 251
  • Pub. Year:
  • 2005
  • Publisher:
  • Saqi Books
  • Cover:
  • Paperback
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