On Monday, July 5th we met to discuss Hunger by Mohamed El-Bisatie.
As with his earlier works, Mohamed El-Bisatie’s novel is set in the Egyptian countryside, about which he writes with such understanding. Episodic in form, it deals with a family Zaghloul the layabout father, Sakeena the long-suffering wife, and two young boys. Hunger was shortlisted for the Emirates Foundation International Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist in 2009. Continue reading