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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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Ggebelawi by Naguib Mahfouz. Log-in or create an account first! As a general rule we do not censor any content on the cyildren. Want to Read saving…. The World of Rare Books Published: Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Used book in good condition. Philip Stewart Peter Theroux The book ends, after the murder of Arafa, with his friend searching in a rubbish tip for the book in which Arafa wrote his secrets.

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Central to the plot are the futuwwat plural of futuwwa, ‘strongman’who control the alley and exact protection money from the people. It was originally published in Arabic inin serialised form, in the daily newspaper Al-Ahram. Sign up to receive offers and updates: Usual shelf wear and markings to covers with tanning to spine. Children of Gebelawi Naguib Mahfouz Critics claimed that Gabalawi stands for God. For the second-to-last chapter, I know basically nothing about the theme, but even gebleawi I kept wondering which bits would be familiar if I did, and just generally felt guilty for knowing so little.


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Really interesting look at another culture as well, since the issues of modern Egypt bled through. Light rub wear to edges. American University in Cairo Press, The followers of each hero settle in different parts of the alley, symbolising Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Sign In Register Help Cart. Brings up thoughts about how the story would go if written by someone in another — any other — country.

This page was last edited on 3 Novemberat The people say “Oppression must cease as night yields to day. The story recreates the interlinked history of the three monotheistic Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islamallegorised against the setting of an imaginary 19th century Cairene alley. 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 by Peter Theroux.

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It was first printed in Lebanon in Minor tears to infrequent page edges. Heinemann Educational Books, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Children if Gebelawi Naguib Mahfouz Paperback.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is also known by its Egyptian dialectal transliteration, Awlad Haretnaformal Arabic transliteration, Awlaadu Haaratena and by the alternative translated transliteral Arabic title of Children of Our Alley. 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”.

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God is not like anything else. Has wear to the cover and pages. Refresh and try again. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It was met with severe opposition from religious authorities, and publication in the form of a book was banned in Egypt. Mahfouz rejected this, saying that he stood for “a certain idea of God that men have made” and that “Nothing can represent God.

It was this book that earned Naguib Mahfouz condemnation from Omar Abdel-Rahman inafter the Nobel Prize had revived interest in it. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! The Chief Strongman guesses the truth and blackmails Arafa into helping him to become the dictator of the whole Alley.

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