Palace Walk (Bayn al-qasrayn) by Naguib Mahfouz

In October 2006, Kutub discussed the epic The Palace Walk (Bayn al-qasrayn) by the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz.

The Palace Walk (note the original Arabic title literally translates to Between the Two Palaces) is the first of a trilogy titled The Cairo Trilogy (written 1956-1957), which goes on to include Palace of Desire and Sugar Street. Through the story of an Egyptian family from the WWI to the independence of Egypt, it explores traditions in a changing world. It is a superb book and an essential read for anyone curious about Egyptian history or Arab culture.

Works by Nagib Mahfouz include: Continue reading