The Yacoubian Building

By Alaa Al Aswany

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Set in a former prestigious building in downtown Cairo, the novel uses a colorful cast of characters to explore the repercussions of the Gulf War and the slow erosion of modern Egyptian life.

Great for:

• Lovers of Middle Easter fiction.
• Those interested in learning about the impact of the Gulf War on cosmopolitan cities.
• Readers who wish to get taken away to Egypt.

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