The Automobile Club of Egypt

The Automobile Club of Egypt

Exuberant and powerfully moving, The Automobile Club of Egypt is an essential work of social criticism from one of the Arab world’s greatest literary voices.

Author: Alaa Al Aswany

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101875797

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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In British-occupied Egypt, on the eve of the 1952 revolution, respected landowner Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen on hard times. Bankrupt, he moves his family to Cairo and takes a menial job at the Automobile Club, a luxurious lodge for its European members, where Egyptians appear only as fearful servants. When Abd el-Aziz’s pride gets the better of him and he stands up for himself, he is subjected to a corporal punishment that ultimately kills him—leaving two of his sons obliged to work in the Club. As the nation teeters on the brink of change, both servants and masters are subsumed by social upheaval, and the Egyptians of the Automobile Club face a choice: to live safely but without dignity as servants, or to risk everything and fight for their rights. Exuberant and powerfully moving, The Automobile Club of Egypt is an essential work of social criticism from one of the Arab world’s greatest literary voices.
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The Automobile Club of Egypt

The Automobile Club of Egypt

Inside the Automobile Club walls two very different worlds collide - Cairo's European elite and the Egyptian staff who wait on them.

Author: Alaa Al Aswany

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ISBN: 0857862197

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Page: 480

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Inside the walls of the Automobile Club of Egypt two very different worlds collide - Cairo's European elite and the Egyptian staff who wait on them. The servants, a squabbling, humorous and deeply human group, live in a perpetual state of fear under the tyrannical rule of Alku. When Abd el-Aziz Gaafar becomes the target of Alku's cruelty and his pride gets the better of him, a devastating act sends ripples through his family. Soon, the Gaafars are drawn into the turbulent politics of the club - both public and private - and servants and masters are subsumed by Egypt's social upheaval. Egyptians both inside and outside the Automobile Club will all face a stark choice: to live safely without dignity, or to fight for their rights and risk everything.
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The Club Journal

The Club Journal

Report of Meeting of Recognized Automobile Clubs In accordance with the announced program , Perhaps the most ... The Automobile Club of Egypt was likewise repto the International Association , requesting it to resented by Baron de ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433071616175

Category: Automobiles

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Categories: Automobiles

Automobile Topics

Automobile Topics

lubs An active season is planned by the runs and tours committee of the Long Island Automobile Club . ... Recently a number of automobilists of Cairo , Egypt , met at Shepheard's Hotel and effected an organization which is expected to ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433089968097

Category: Automobiles

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Doria Shafik Egyptian Feminist A Woman apart

Doria Shafik Egyptian Feminist   A Woman apart

To play such a role I had to become aware of everything happening in Egypt . I felt that Cairo's Automobile Club was the best place to learn what was going on . " What was smoldering within society since the days of Zaghlul , and was ...

Author: Cynthia Nelson

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774244133

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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Doria Shafik (1908-1975), catalyzed the suffrage movement as she set up programmes to combat illiteracy, provide economic opportunities for lower-class urban women, and raise the consciousness of middle-class students. This text tells her story.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Road Maps of Egypt

Road Maps of Egypt

Author: Royal Automobile Club of Egypt

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:82956476

Category: Egypt

Page: 62

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Categories: Egypt

Egypt

Egypt

To hire In the last few years the Egyptian road a car you must be over 21 years old and network has been well expanded ... Make inquiries beforehand at fer to take people on tours of the sights the Automobile Club of Egypt about the and ...

Author: Eva Ambros

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 3886181405

Category: Travel

Page: 255

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History and Culture: Pyramids, sphinxes, tombs and temples recall Egypt's ancient past. One of the first and most fascinating civilizations of human history was born here on the banks of the mighty Nile thousands of years ago. Later on caliphs and sultans turned Egypt into an oriental fairy-tale land out of the 1001 Nights -- an atmosphere it has kept to this day. Travel Destinations: Nelles Guide Egypt leads you from Cairo, the pulsating metropolis, to the timeless beauty of the Nile oasis. It covers everything: the magnificient monuments from the days of the Pharaohs, splendid mosques and churches as well as the beautiful beaches of Alexandria and the Red Sea, the bizarre mountains of the Sinai and the pristine oases of the Sahara. Features: The phenomenon of re-Islamization is one of the topics that may deepen the reader's interest in Egypt. Other features report on such subjects as the Aswan dam, the Nobel prize winner Nagib Mahfuz, the art and gods of the pharaohs and the science of egyptology. Nelles Guide Egypt does not stop at describing places, it also presents the complexities of Egyptian life. Travel Information: Whether traveling by boat, road or air, the Guidelines at the end of the book will assist you before and during your journey. The Guideposts at the end of each chapter in the travel section are especially designed to suit every des-tination and offer a great deal of important information about accomodation, hotels, restaurants and more. Book jacket.
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Tariff Series

Tariff Series

FOREIGN TOURING CLUBS United Kingdom : Automobile Association and Motor Union , Fanum House , Whitcomb St. , London , W. C. ... Egypt : Egyptian Motorists ' Association , 9 Rue Sesostris , Alexandria ; and Royal Automobile Club of Egypt ...

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ISBN: UCLA:31158008572090

Category: Tariff

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Tariff Series

Tariff Series

FOREIGN TOURING CLUBS United Kingdom : Automobile Association and Motor Union , Fanum House , Whitcomb St. , London , W. C. ... Egypt : Egyptian Motorists ' Association , 9 Rue Sesostris , Alexandria ; and Royal Automobile Club of Egypt ...

Author: United States. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce

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ISBN: UCAL:B5366373

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