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The Day The Leader Was Killed
The Day The Leader Was Killed
 
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Author : Naguib Mahfouz
Publisher : Anchor Books
ISBN# : 0-385-49922-1
Pages : 102
Price :INR 378
Offer Price:INR 336
 
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Book Description
In this breathtaking compact novel, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz delves into the great generational themes featured in his epic Cairo Trilogy. The time is 1981. Anwar al-Sadat is president, and Infitah. Sadat`s open-door economic policy, is wreaking havoc in the everything lives of citizens. Set against this backdrop. The Day the Leader Was Killed relates the tale of a middle class Cairenc family. rich with irony and infused with political undertones, the story is narratd alternately by the pious and mischievous family patriarch, Muhtashimi Zayed, his hapless grandson, Elwan, and Elwan` headstrong and beautiful fiancee, Randa. The novel reaches its climax with the assassination of Sadat on October 6, 1981, an event around which the fic tional plot is skillfully woven.
 
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