review السكرية, Al-Sukkariyya, SUGAR STREET

One of the famous works of the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz was his Cairo Trilogy, set in the Egyptian capital. He did a great job writing these three books. In normal circumstances a reader would start with volume 1, move on to volume 2 and end with volume 3. Now I did follow another course. … Continue reading review السكرية, Al-Sukkariyya, SUGAR STREET


This is a collection of stories by the Egyptian writer Nagieb Mahfouz (or any other way of writing نجيب محفوظ ). This stories have been put together for a Dutch publication. The date of the publication is 1988, the very same year the writer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. So in the wake … Continue reading DE MOSKEE IN DE STEEG


I have read the first part of a trilogy. A trilogy written by the Egyptian author Nagieb Mahfouz (1911 – 2006). He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988. The title of the first part is ‘Palace Walk’ and is set in Cairo in the years 1917 – 1919. During the Great War (1914 … Continue reading BAYN AL QUASRAYN / PALACE WALK

القاهرة الجديدة MODERN CAIRO

This is the first novel by the Egyptian writer Nagieb (or Naguib Mahfouz), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year 1988. Mahfouz was born in 1911 and he passed away in 2006. He was a prolific writer but his output decreased after an attack on his life which left him severely handicapped. … Continue reading القاهرة الجديدة MODERN CAIRO

you’re not consuming more arabic

It really does happen ! One writer is succesfull. His books sell like hotcake! And now comes the second writer who has taken a close look at this special book. He makes a decision to write like the writer of the special book, the kind of style, the kind of topic, the kind of … … Continue reading you’re not consuming more arabic