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If an Egyptian cannot speak English : a novel / Noor Naga.

Naga, Noor, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781644450819
  • ISBN: 164445081X
  • Physical Description: 186 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, an Egyptian American woman and a man from the village of Shobrakheit meet at a caf©♭ in Cairo. He was a photographer of the revolution, but now finds himself unemployed and addicted to cocaine, living in a rooftop shack. She is a nostalgic daughter of immigrants 'returning' to a country she's never been to before, teaching English and living in a light-filled flat with balconies on all sides. They fall in love and he moves in. But soon their desire--for one another, for the selves they want to become through the other--takes a violent turn that neither of them expected.
Subject: Egyptian American women > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Egyptians > Fiction.
Language teachers > Fiction.
Photographers > Fiction.
Addicts > Fiction.
Cairo (Egypt) > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.

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