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The Egyptian Assassin

Ezzedine C. Fishere

A lifetime ago, Fakhreddin had been an idealistic young lawyer, seeking to fight corruption from his modest quarter of Cairo. Then, a botched attempt on his life forced him to flee the country, propel … continued

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A Shimmering Red Fish Swims with Me

Youssef Fadel

In 1980s Casablanca, Farah arrives from her small town life with big dreams: she wants to sing. She meets Outhman, but he longs to leave the city, to seek his fortune elsewhere. They fall in love, but … continued

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The Hashish Waiter

Khairy Shalaby

Tucked away in a rundown quarter, just out of sight of downtown Cairo, a group of intellectuals gather regularly to smoke hashish in Hakeem’s den. The den is the center of their lives, both a refuge a … continued

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Rana Haddad’s unexpected surprise

“Thank you! I feel very encouraged and glad that readers are enjoying my first novel whose journey was not an easy one!” Those are the words of author Rana Haddad, whose book The Unexpected Love Objec…

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