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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Children Of Gebelawi by Mahfouz, Naguib

Children of Gebelawi Naguib Mahfouz Discover new books on Goodreads. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Minor tears to infrequent page edges. Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Sign up to receive offers and updates: Although the deviations did at least keep it all from being totally predictable.

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That concept was also a permanent distraction, however. Great condition for a used book! 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 gebslawi Peter Theroux. Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Children Of Gebelawi.

Light rub wear to edges. It is also known by its Egyptian dialectal transliteration, Awlad Haretna, formal Arabic transliteration, Awlaadu Haaratena and by the alternative translated transliteral Arabic title of “Children of the Alley”.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Better World Books Condition: January 5, — Shelved as: Really interesting look at another culture as well, since the issues of modern Egypt bled through. The successive heroes overthrow the strongmen of their time, but in the next generation new strongmen spring up and things are as bad as ever.

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Central to the plot are the futuwwat plural of futuwwa, ‘strongman’childden control the alley and exact protection money from the people. The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content eg.

The people say “Oppression must cease as night yields to day.