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Thursday, 12 December 2013

APAVAC READING CLUB

Adrift on a nice cup of  tea
Hiya!
A couple of weeks ago,  Naguib Mafouz allowed us a peek into an Egypt far removed from the demonstrations in Tahrir Square, the "touristy" visits to the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx and the Nile river cruises to Luxor.
We were, instead, invited to join a rather exclusive group of friends, individuals representing a cross-section of  the Nasser-era Egypt. We sat around, eavesdropping quietly. Our venue, a houseboat moored on the  Nile. The time of day, late evening, twilight giving way to moonlight. The water pipe went from actor to interpreter, art student to journalist, a recently separated homemaker to civil servant; pausing on its rounds only to be refilled.  As the kif worked its magic, tongues loosened and morals wavered giving us a glimpse at an unexpectedly westernized and disconcerted Egypt....

Ah....well, that was Adrift on the Nile, our last book.

We have a few more titles:

24 Jan 2014................Swallows of Kabul, a novel set in Afghanistan, by Yasmina Khadra
Followed by................

      1.  Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, a collection of short stories by 2014 Nobel Laureate  Alice Munro
      
       2.  Love in a Headscarf, a novel set in present day Britain, by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed 

All three books are freely available in new, second hand and kindle version from amazon.es.

See you at "Swallows of Kabul" !

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