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The Time-Travels of the Man Who Sold Pickles and Sweets
Khairy Shalaby, translated by Michael Cooperson
£10.99 paperback The American University in Cairo Press (2016)
The misadventures of a modern time traveler through Egypt’s recent and medieval past.
Ibn Shalaby, like many Egyptians, is looking for a job. Yet, unlike most of his fellow citizens, he is prone to sudden dislocations in time. Armed with his trusty briefcase and his Islamic-calendar wristwatch, he bounces uncontrollably through Egypt’s rich and varied past, with occasional return visits to the 1990s. Through his wild and whimsical adventures, he meets, befriends, and falls out with sultans, poets, and an assortment of celebrities—from Naguib Mahfouz to the founder of the city of Cairo.
Khairy Shalaby’s nimble storytelling brings this witty odyssey to life.
ISBN 13: 9789774167928 | ISBN 10: 9774167929
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