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The locale of the novel is downtown Cairowith the titular apartment building which actually exists serving as both a metaphor for contemporary Egypt and a unifying location in which most of the primary characters either live or work and in which much of the novel’s action takes place.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The novel described the Yacoubian Building as one of the most luxurious and prestigious apartment blocks in Cairo following its construction by Armenian businessman Hagop Yacoubian inwith government ministers, wealthy manufacturers, yacoobian foreigners residing or working out of offices there.


One of its inhabitants is the aristocratic Zaki El Dessouki, authentic playboy for whom women are his great weakness. The actual namesake building, constructed yacobain the Art Deco style, still stands in downtown Cairo at the address given in the novel: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Rapids Fun yacovian for kids on the go. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Together, they give a biting condemnation of a nation that has squandered its promise and which has been forced to compromise its own principles, resulting in a corrupt and undemocratic political system dominated by a single party the fictitious “Patriotic Party”, a thinly veiled version of Egypt’s National Democratic Partya society whose most talented members abandon the country for promising careers abroad, and an increasingly disenchanted and restive populace that has no loyalty to the government and which sees extremist Islam as one of the few viable options to counter growing poverty, economic stagnation, and a perceived degradation of morals and lack of social cohesion.

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The Yacoubian Building’s treatment of homosexuality is taboo-breakingparticularly for contemporary mainstream Arab literature. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. On the roof of the ten-story building are fifty small rooms one for each apartmentno more than two meters by two meters in area, which were originally used as storage areas and not as living quarters for human beings, but after wealthy residents began moving from downtown Cairo to suburbs such as Medinet Nasr and Mohandessin in the s, the rooms were gradually taken over by overwhelmingly poor migrants from the Egyptian countryside, arriving in Cairo in the hopes of finding employment.


Be the first to review this item ASIN: Learn more about Amazon Prime. This article is about the novel. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Arabic-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Erected in and named after the leader of the Armenian community, the last cry in comfort and elegance was long considered.

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Nada aburrido ya que las historias son muy diferentes y variadas teniendo en cuenta los distintos personajes que van apareciendo. Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser. Each vacated apartment was then occupied by yacovian military officer and his family, who were often of a more rural background and lower social caste than the previous residents.

The author, a dentist by profession, had his first office in the Yacoubian Building in Cairo. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Read more about DVD formats.

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