Naguib Mahfouz's last chronicle of Cairo life
About the Author
Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006) was the most important Arabic writer of his generation. He is the author of over thirty novels, including "The Cairo Trilogy", "Thief and the Dog", "Miramar", and "Children of the Alley". He is the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature.
CHRISTINA PHILLIPS has a PhD in modern Arabic Literature and works in the Qur'anic Studies Department at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.