I was in virgin store last Saturday when i saw the Arabic Translation of the Cairo House written by Samia Serageldin. I never read anything for the author before but i liked the cover and the description i read on the back so i bought it.
That night i wanted to read a bit in bed before i fell asleep. I read the first page, nearly three hours later and i am halfway through the book and struggling to put it down! I barely got a wink of sleep that night, and by 2 am the next night the book was regretfully over!
The best thing about this book is that it’s based on the writers true life events… how was is like for an aristocrat living in Egypt during the revolution… the book is beautifully written and very easy read and most importantly gives you a glimpse into how bashawat Egypt lived and thought and interacted… how life can turn around 180 degrees and how not to take anything for granted. It also it paints Jamal Abdulnasser in another light all together… something you barely see anyone daring to do in modern literature. Whether or not you agree with the writer is not the point… the point is that it’s a good book and originally written and published in English and is a very good read!
You can order it from Amazon (here) or you can head for Virgin store marina mall and buy the Arabic Translation (beit el 3ela)…