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Al Aswany Interview

Monday, September 10th, 2007
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Alaa Al Aswany’s The Yacoubian Building

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Alaa Al Aswany’s The Yacoubian Building comes to us sheathed in the kind of hype usually reserved for Da Vinci clones: it is the bestselling novel in the Arab world for two years running; the screen adaptation is the highest-budget Arabic-language movie ever made; and the real-life residents of the Yacoubian have threatened lawsuits. The […]

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Al-Aswany In The Press

Thursday, May 5th, 2005
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Writers on the War

Monday, February 9th, 2009

The Egyptian novelist Alaa al-Aswany had an opinion piece this past weekend in the New York Times: PRESIDENT OBAMA is clearly trying to reach out to the Muslim world. I watched his Inaugural Address on television, and was most struck by the line: “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and […]

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Yacoubian Press

Monday, August 28th, 2006
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Yacoubian Building Trailer

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
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O Pioneer

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
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Words Without Borders: The Egypt Issue

Friday, January 13th, 2006
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What I’m Reading

Friday, July 15th, 2005
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The Real Yacoubian

Monday, June 13th, 2005

Ursula Lindsey goes in search of the real-life Yacoubian building, where Alaa Al-Aswany’s best-selling novel, The Yacoubian Building, is set. For the actual residents of the Yacoubian, all this [media hype] translates into much unwanted attention. The novel’s blunt depiction of the sexual and financial exploitation to which its characters subject each other reflects badly […]

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More Yacoubian Coverage

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
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Yacoubian Building Goes to Harper

Thursday, May 12th, 2005
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