Sugar Street by Naguib Mahfouz

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.

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Ordering Books

To make sure you have the book of the month in time to read it before our discussions, we suggest you try to order them in advance. Sometimes it is hard to find certain titles locally either in one or both languages.

Resources we suggest include the following. Please let us know if you have other suggestions!

For Arabic books:

For English books: