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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What makes Biblio different? Critics claimed that Gabalawi stands for God.

Usual shelf wear and markings to covers with tanning to spine. A really interesting concept, well-executed. Children of Gebelawi Naguib Mahfouz Paperback. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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Kristen Northrup’s review of Children Of Gebelawi

Better World Books Condition: This page was last edited on 3 Novemberat American University in Cairo Press, Subplots involving supporting characters in that final section were clear just from current events, though.


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May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. An English translation by Philip Stewart was published in and is still in print; when Stewart refused to sell his copyright, Doubleday commissioned a new version by Dhildren Theroux.

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Contains some markings such as highlighting childrenn writing. For the second-to-last chapter, I know basically nothing about the theme, but even then I kept wondering which bits would be familiar if I did, and just generally felt guilty for knowing so little.

Showing best matches Show all copies. Sign in with Facebook Childrrn in options. 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. 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.


Sign In Register Help Childre. Minor tears to infrequent page edges. Has wear to the cover and pages. Really interesting look at another culture as well, since the issues of modern Egypt bled through.

We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Sign up to receive offers and updates: Kristen Northrup ‘s review Jan 05, It was first printed in Lebanon in Firm binding to tanned pages with bright copy throughout.

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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. Mahfouz rejected this, saying that he stood for “a certain idea of God that men have made” and that “Nothing can represent God. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site.