Children of Our Alley (Awlad Haritna), describing it as “an allegory of humanity’s historic destiny Naguib Mahfouz, Children of Gebelawi, trans. Philip Stewart. The story of Children of the Alley, also known as “Children of Gebelawi”, is told through several generations of the main ancestor Gebelawi. Wikipedia: Read associated articles: Children of Gebelawi, Philip Stewart; Bookmark: ; Work ID:

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The Chief Strongman guesses the truth and blackmails Arafa into helping him to become the dictator of the whole Alley. Showing best matches Show all copies.

Views Read Edit View history. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Critics claimed that Gabalawi stands for God. An English translation by Philip Stewart was published in and is still in print; when Stewart refused to sell chhildren copyright, Doubleday commissioned a new version by Peter Theroux.

Children of Gebelawi Naguib Mahfouz It was first printed in Lebanon in As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. Sign In Register Help Cart. The story recreates the interlinked history of the three monotheistic Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islamallegorised against the setting of an imaginary 19th century Cairene alley.


January 5, — Shelved as: Works by Chidren Mahfouz. It was met with severe opposition from religious authorities, and publication in the form of a book was banned in Egypt. Subplots involving supporting characters in that final section were clear just from current events, though. Used book in good condition.

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Although the deviations did at least keep it all from being totally predictable. Arafa tries to use his knowledge of explosives to destroy the strongmen, but his attempts to discover Gabalawi’s secrets leads to the death of the old man though he does not directly kill him.

Used – Very Good. Brings up thoughts about how the story would go if written by someone in another — any other — country.

Children Of Gebelawi

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Has wear to the cover and pages. American University in Cairo Press, Children of Gebelawi Naguib Mahfouz Paperback. Nobel Prize winner, so go figure.


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Really interesting look gebelzwi another culture as well, since the issues of modern Egypt bled through. It is also known by its Egyptian dialectal transliteration, Awlad Haretnaformal Arabic transliteration, Awlaadu Haaratena and by the alternative translated transliteral Arabic title of Children of Our Alley. Great condition for a used book!

Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Children Of Gebelawi. Kristen Northrup ‘s review Jan 05, Heinemann Educational Books, Want to Read saving….

As a result, in — a day after the anniversary of the prize — Mahfouz was attacked and stabbed in the neck by two extremists outside his Cairo home. Usual shelf wear and markings to covers with tanning to spine. World of Books Ltd Condition: May Learn how and when to remove this template message. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Search for a book to add a reference. Minor tears to infrequent page edges.

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