The Final Hour: A Modern Arabic Novel by Naguib Mahfouz

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Hamid Burhan, a retired government employee, and his loyal wife Saniya have built themselves a home in the quiet southern suburb of Helwan, where they raise their son and two daughters, expecting life to remain as blessed as it was in the photograph of the happy family at a picnic in a Nileside park in the early 1930s. Evens in the wider world impinge--wars, revolution, peace with Israel--while Saniya and the old house and Helwan remain the bedrock of the family's values. But everyone else is buffeted in one way or another by the tumultuous processes of change in Egyptian politics and society.

2010

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