In October 2009 we gathered to discuss Sugar Street, the final volume of Naguib Mahfouz’s famous Cairo Trilogy.
The conclusion of the Egyptian family we have now followed from the WWI to the independence of Egypt, brings many changes and introspection from the characters we first met as young children. With the coming of modern ages, this final volume most clearly explores traditions in a changing world. It is a superb book and an essential read for anyone curious about Egyptian history or Arab culture.
The Cairo Trilogy is available at most locally based bookstores.