Children of Our Alley (Awlad Haritna), describing it as “an allegory of humanity’s historic destiny Naguib Mahfouz, Children of Gebelawi, trans. Philip Stewart. The story of Children of the Alley, also known as “Children of Gebelawi”, is told through several generations of the main ancestor Gebelawi. Wikipedia: Read associated articles: Children of Gebelawi, Philip Stewart; Bookmark: ; Work ID:

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It was met with severe opposition from religious authorities, and publication in the form of a book was banned in Egypt.

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Kristen Northrup ‘s review Jan 05, Find Rare Books Book Value. Great condition for a used book! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The people say “Oppression must cease as night yields to day. World of Books Ltd Condition: Children Of Gebelawi by Naguib Mahfouz. As a result, in — a day after the anniversary of the prize — Mahfouz was attacked and stabbed in the neck by two extremists outside his Cgildren home.


Only flag childrrn that clearly need our attention. Works by Naguib Mahfouz. The story recreates the interlinked history of the three monotheistic Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islamallegorised against the setting of an imaginary 19th century Cairene alley.

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Arafa tries to use his knowledge of explosives to destroy the strongmen, but his attempts to discover Gabalawi’s secrets leads to the death of the old man though he does not directly kill him. Children of Gebelawi Naguib Mahfouz Brings up thoughts about how the story would go if written by someone in another — any other — country.

It is also known by its Egyptian dialectal transliteration, Awlad Haretnaformal Arabic transliteration, Awlaadu Haaratena and by the alternative translated transliteral Arabic title of Children of Our Alley.

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It was this book that earned Naguib Mahfouz condemnation from Omar Abdel-Rahman inafter the Nobel Prize had revived interest in it. For the second-to-last chapter, I know basically nothing about the theme, but even then I kept wondering which bits would be childfen if I did, and just generally felt guilty for knowing so little.

Firm binding to tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Central to the plot are the futuwwat plural of futuwwa, ‘strongman’who control the alley and exact protection money from the people. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.


Used book in good gebelawk. What makes Biblio different? Especially when the plot would deviate from the ‘real’ story. Unsourced material may be challenged and gebelaw. Light rub wear to edges. We shall see the end of tyranny and the dawn of miracles. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Minor tears to infrequent page edges.