Posts Tagged ‘The Yacoubian Building’

Video : Alaa Al Aswany on Riz Khan’s ‘One on One’

In a 2009 episode of his show One on One, “the Oprah of Al Jazeera” (which is selling him short) Riz Khan spoke to the Arab world’s best-selling novelist Alaa Al Aswany. Avid readers of Al Aswany’s works will see some of the ideas about Egyptian society in Al Aswany’s novel in his answers to […]

Alaa Al Aswany on Egyptian Protests

Famed Egyptian author of 2008’s Chicago and 2002’s The Yacoubian Building, both of which perfectly describe the lives of the Egyptian people under the Mubarak regime, joined the masses calling for the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the dissolution of his government saying: “They broke the barrier of fear,” he said. “The writers of the […]