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In the Country of Men, a novel by the Libyan writer Hisham Matar

Gaddafi's Revolution subject of novel
In the Country of Men

I enjoyed reading In the Country of Men so much I finished the 246 page book in less than 3 days. A better title could have been given to the book considering the main charachters are a 9 year old boy and his mother and the story revolves around what happens to the people they know.

The story follows an only child who is the narrator and the son of a "traitor" who is active in an anti-revolutionary committee.

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Mahfouz - Zaabalawi  
Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz
(1911 - 2006)
Winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature

I first became familiar with the 20th century literature of Egypt and the contribution of Naguib Mahfouz when I read the short story Zaabalawi in Norton's Anthology of World Masterpieces. Read more It's about a wanderer named Sheikh Zaabalawi who is believed to be a saint with healing powers by those who have met him. His whereabouts are totally unpredictable and he has no permanent address since having abandoned the mansion he used to live in. Zaabalawi never makes an appearance in the story until the narrator who is fascinated by the subject of him and searching for him is passed out drunk. It is at this time when he is temporarily unconscious that Zaabalawi sits next to him and sprinkles water on his head. Mahfouz's stories always take place in Egypt, especially Cairo where he was from.


Wedding of Zein by Talib SalehSeason of Migration to the NorthThings Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe



A more perfect heaven (about Copernicus) by Dava SobelTycho and Kepler by Kitty Ferguson





Leon Uris


The Jungle by Upton Sinclair




Elon Musk biography Upton Sinclair novels Leon Uris novel