I really loved this book. It's the story of a group of people who live in Midaq Alley in a not-so-good part of Cairo, Egypt, and what evolves in life for a certain girl who lives in the Alley. Very good characters and a wonderful look at Cairo in the mid-20th century.
Great book from a Nobel Prize winner!
Naguib Mahfouz.. one of the greatest authors i have read.. fantastic book..the lives of people living in Midaq Alley intertwining with one another..
Considered by many to be Mahfouz's best novel, Midaq Alley centers around the residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo. No other novel so vividly evokes the sights and sounds of the city. The universality and timelessness of this book cannot be denied.
This book is a wonderful rich cultural insight into the lives of men and women in Egypt. Mahfouz brings together a group of interesting characters and weaves a story of fate, love, marriage, money and Western Imperialism that is a page turner to the very end. I will definitely be checking out some of his other books because I really enjoyed his writing. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in Middle Eastern women's rights and struggles.