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By Alaa Al Aswany

El escritor egipcio de más éxito regresa con una ambitious novela ambientada en El Cairo antes de l. a. caída de los angeles monarquía y los angeles descolonización.

A finales de los años cuarenta del siglo pasado, los pachás y los miembros de l. a. monarquía coquetean con los diplomáticos y los angeles aristocracia europea bajo las aspas de los ventiladores del Automóvil membership de Egipto. los angeles extravagancia y l. a. magnificencia de sus miembros inunda los lujosos salones y, mientras el despótico rey de Egipto y Sudán honra con su presencia l. a. mesa de póquer, l. a. plantilla de sirvientas y empleados del membership vive atemorizada bajo los angeles autoridad rigid del ayuda de cámara del monarca.

Entre los trabajadores se encuentra Abdelassís Hamam, un burgués arruinado del Alto Egipto que llegó a El Cairo con los angeles esperanza de asegurar los angeles educación de sus hijos. Al igual que sus compañeros, ha soportado hasta ahora el despotismo y los angeles injusticia del orden establecido sin ser consciente de que una minoría ha empezado a plantar l. a. semilla de l. a. insurgencia dentro y fuera de las paredes del membership. Serán los hijos de Abselassís quienes deberán luchar por su futuro y tomar partido en un país donde los angeles opresión británica tiene los días contados.

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Charting His Own Map: Muhammad al-Tunisï and the Experience of Travel No man can enter this island without being punished for his rashness; and even the circumstance of your shipwreck should not screen you from my resentment, if I did not love you. Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Telemachus Därfür was in a strange and complicated way a homeland for Muhammad ibn `Umar al-Tunisï, but the physical act of voyaging there across the frightening expanse of darb al-arba`ïn caused Muhammad to experience himself as a foreigner for the first time.

After the dramatic encounter in the market of Numliyya, he charted, with the yardsticks of customs, skin color, and sexual mores, which tribes he encountered belonged to the more civilized Därfür (those acknowledging Sultan Muhammad alFadl as ruler) and which were beyond the pale of civilization. Civilization existed where the honor code was similar to al-Tunisï’s, where he felt less like a foreigner. If race is one marker of cultural difference and boundaries, then women are the signposts of civilization in al-Tunisï’s account.

Travel narratives, too, delineated Africa, and these literary mappings joined with cartography. As J. B. Harley writes, “So the surveyor, whether conscious or otherwise, replicates not just the ‘environment’ in some abstract sense but equally the territorial imperatives of a particular political system. ”3 As these maps described the Sudan in increasingly precise detail, so too did their creators chart a more defined map of Egypt geographically, politically, and culturally. The process of conquering and studying the Sudan would create among Egyptians, by the last quarter of the century, a much stronger sense of the state and nation—of what Egypt meant.

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