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The Hashish Waiter (Modern Arabic Literature)

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A serious comic novel from the award-winning author of The Lodging House.

Tucked away in a rundown quarter, just out of sight of fashionable downtown Cairo, a group of intellectuals gathers regularly to smoke hashish in Hakeem's den. The den is the center of their lives, both a refuge and a stimulus, and at the center of the den is the remarkable man who keeps their hashish bowls topped up - Rowdy Salih.

While his former life is a mystery to his loyal clientele of writers, painters, film directors, and even window dressers, each sees himself reflected in Salih; but without his humor, humility, or insight, or his occasional passions fueled by hootch. And when the nation has to face its own demons during the peace initiative of the 1970s, it is Rowdy Salih who speaks for them all.

This is a comic novel with a broken heart very like Salih himself, whose warm rough voice calls out long after we have recovered from the novel's painful conclusion.

Synopsis:

A serious comic novel from the award-winning author of The Lodging House

About the Author

Egyptian Nadia Fouda-Smart lived in Cairo for many years, where she established a publishing house with her husband Andy Smart before moving to London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774163005
Author:
Shalaby, Khairy
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Translator:
Smart, Andy
Author:
Talib, Adam
Author:
Fouda-Smart, Nadia
Author:
null, Khairy
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Middle East
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9.3 x 0.9 in 1.25 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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