The Republic of False Truths

Alaa Al Aswany, translated by S. R. Fellowes
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'An amazing portrait of fanaticism and cynicism among Egyptian powermongers.' - Andre Aciman

From the bestselling author of The Yacoubian Building.

'Al Aswany is a voice worth hearing from a country of which we know far too little.' - Sunday Times

General Alwany is a pious man who loves his family. He also tortures and kills enemies of the state. Under the regime of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt is gripped by cronyism, religious hypocrisy, and the oppressive military. Now, however, the regime faces its greatest crisis. The idealistic young from different backgrounds - engineers, teachers, medical students, and among them the general's daughter - have come together to challenge the status quo. Euphoria mounts as Mubarak is toppled and love blossoms across class divides, but the general and his friends mount a devastating counter-attack.

With its vivid cast of characters, The Republic of False Truths offers a deeply moving and passionate fictional account of the trauma of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.

Author bio:

Alaa Al Aswany originally trained as a dentist and retains his own dental practice in Cairo. The Yacoubian Building has sold over one million copies worldwide and was the bestselling novel in the Arab world for over five years. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages and published in over one hundred countries. He speaks Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. Al Aswany has received many awards internationally, including the Bashrahil Award for the Arabic novel, the Kafavis Award from Greece, and the Grinzane Cavour Award from Italy, and was named by The Times as one of the fifty best authors to have been translated into English over the last fifty years. In 2016, he was appointed a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571347599
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: May 2021
Page Extent: 464
Format: Book
Subject: Fiction & related items

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