Taxi by Khaled Al Khamissi

Exploring contemporary Egyptian fiction from another angle, July 7th‘s Kutub meeting focused on Al Khamissi’s striking portrait of Taxi drivers in Cairo.

This free flowing narrative unveils the polluted, unforgiving streets of Cairo, a city that simply refuses to stand still. Bringing together 58 fictional (to what degree was a main point of discussion) monologues from Cairo cabbies, recreated from the author’s experiences while traversing the city, this novel takes readers on a roller coaster of emotions as bumpy and noisy as the city’s potholed and chaotic streets.

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