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Memories of a Meltdown: An Egyptian Between Moscow and Chernobyl

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In the spring of 1986, Mohamed Makhzangi, an Egyptian doctor, was studying in Kiev. As a result, like thousands of others he found himself living a nuclear nightmare when the Chernobyl plant had a catastrophic meltdown.Blending the realism of journalism with the emotional resonance of fiction, Makhzangi conveys the quiet but steadily mounting atmosphere of fear and panic, the dubious reliability of official statements, and an overall loss of the sense of safety, of anything ever being right with the world again. From the balding colleague who is concerned only about whether his hair will fall out to the grandfather who believes there is less contamination in hot tap water than cold, Makhzangi portrays people unwilling or unable to believe in the magnitude of the disaster unfolding around them.In the finest tradition of literary reportage, Makhzangi masterfully conveys the loneliness of exile, the urgency of a great tragedy, and the intimacy of personal experience.

Synopsis:

New paperback edition of an anti-memoir set against the backdrop of the Chernobyl disaster

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774162619
Author:
Makhzangi, Mohamed
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Translator:
Selim, Samah
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century/Nuclear Age
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Modern Arabic Literature
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.60x4.90x.30 in. .35 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
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Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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