by Alaa Al Aswany and Russell Harris
by Farouk Abdel Wahab and Alaa Al Aswany
August 20, 2015 Alaa Al Aswany's new book sets the dynamics of a fallen family and an elitist car club against the tensions of post-World War II Egypt, but a clunky translation and too many plots keep the brakes on.
December 7, 2008 Former Egyptian presidential candidate Alaa Al Aswany is the Arab world's best-selling fiction writer. His latest novel, Chicago, follows several recent Egyptian emigres as they study at the University of Illinois and their professors, who emigrated to the U.S. decades earlier.
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