السبت، 3 مايو 2014

Twenty Five Tales: an insight into Egyptian Revolution




“25 tales” is a slim volume of 25 short stories, and the first book by promising writer Amr El Kady.

The book’s first edition was published in April 2012 in Egypt by Sefsafa publishing house, following the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 which is a recurrent theme throughout the book.

Short and highly symbolic, the stories often end unpredictably leaving a unique sense of the Revolutionary spirit that is dealt with in quite a bitterly satirical style.

Subjects range from superstition in a village that has never seen electricity to convicts fleeing prison during the Revolution with no idea about what’s going on around them. Also, the Revolutionary cat that gets married, extremely funny anti-romantic couples, and fables commenting on pre- and post-Revolution events.

It is a book that captures Egyptian spirit with all its social-specific and human complexities and conflicts, written in the humorous voice characteristic of Egyptians who use jokes to survive through happiness, pain and sorrow.

A haunting, innovative new collection that will keep one eye tearful and the other with a scare crow feet smiling expression. 

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Gamal Abu El-ezz يقول...

أعتزر عن انقطاعى الفترة الماضية عن التدوين
وهذا بسبب سرقة المدونة الخاصة بى
أرجوا منكم تشريفى فى النسخه الثانية من مدونتى الغالية النسر المهاجر
حيث تجدون كل ما كان فى المدونة القديمة بالإضافة الى كتبابتى الجديدة
اتمنى أن تنول اعجابكم أيضا
وأن تصبحوا متابعين لها

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Gamal Abu Elezz

Anas Abdelkarim يقول...

بالتوفيق ان شاء الله فى تدوينتك الجديده وسوف نتابعك هناك ان شاء الله

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