Jun 28, 2016 a young egyptian woman recounts her personal and political coming of age in this brilliant debut novel. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. The reader meets the unnamed main character across three decades in egypt. Get it today with same day delivery, order pickup or drive up. Dispatches from the revolution, and a contributing editor to the middle east arts and culture quarterly. She is a 20152016 cullman center fellow at the new york public library. Narrated during three pivotal summers in cairo, the novel poignantly captures the pulse of a city changing before our. She lives in cairo, where she is currently translating the works of egyptian novelist khairallah ali.
Timothy garton ash is professor of european studies and isaiah berlin professorial fellow at st. The book, first published in arabic in 2007 and recently released in english, is told from the perspective of an elevenyearold boy who lives alone with his father in central cairo. She writes extensively about the events leading up to and following the 2011 egyptian revolution for. Chronicle of a last summer is more than a story about a young womans life, it is a testament to the stubborn endurance of hope. The novel spans from 1984 to 2014, but only as small chapters in the life of a young woman living with her family in cairo. A novel of egypt, a comingofage novel set in 1984 in cairo that was longlisted for the 2017 pen open book award. A carefully observant and wildly imaginative child, the narrator describes the monkey bars on. A young egyptian woman recounts her personal and political coming of age in this brilliant debut novel. Written in english, it is the firstperson account of a woman coming of age in a politically fraught egypt. Chronicle of a last summer is a small book about a big time in modern egypt. A remarkably clear, generous, and elegant reading of metropolitan life in cairo. Dispatches from the revolution and chronicle of a last summer. With her transcendent debut novel, chronicle of a last summer june, 2017. A carefully observant and wildly imaginative child, the narrator describes the monkey bars on the school playground as being shaped like an igloo.
She lives in cairo, where she is currently translating the works of egyptia. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading chronicle of a last summer. A collection of her writings on the egyptian revolution, the battle for egypt, was published in 2011. Antonys college, oxford, and a senior fellow at the hoover institution. December 6, 2016 the book concierge is back and bigger than ever. June 28th 2016 chronicle of a last summer is a small book about a big time in modern egypt. A novel of egypts cheated generation the new york times. The book begins in the summer of 1984, shortly after hosni mubarak becomes president. Read this beautiful book not to better understand a nation. With her transcendent debut novel, chronicle of a last summer june 28, 2016. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The novel depicts the humdrum struggle of navigating the city and sketches a portrait of a boy dependent on his elderly father and deeply affected by the absence. Chronicle of a last summer the gilmore guide to books.554 1109 1419 19 588 72 155 751 218 1144 550 1237 987 1432 808 255 362 811 970 927 759 1123 471 217 583 262 42 1486 998 901 98 140 1339 903 236 250 1152 69 41 867 233