Pauls Toutonghi – Evel Knievel Days

Butte, Montana to Cairo, Egypt — in one great leap.

The Economist Argues That…

“The great novel of the Arab spring has yet to be published. This year’s Arabic Booker prize shortlist is dominated by gloomy works about the oppression that prevailed before 2011.

Two Egyptian entries are telling: Ezzedine Choukri-Fishere’s “Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge” is about alienation, whereas Nasser Iraq’s “The Unemployed” describes a young man forced to leave home and find work in Dubai. Good art, like revolutionary change, takes time…”

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This entry was posted on February 15, 2012 by in Egypt.
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