Black Magic: An Egyptian Novel (Paperback)
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Black Magic: An Egyptian Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 10/12/2013
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As a fourteen-year-old, Nasir was entranced by his father's gift of a camera, finding in it the means both to possess beauty and to assert himself. Now a hack working for state television, Nasir meets Fatin, an independent woman older than himself who has escaped a suffocating marriage and is secure in taking what she wants from life. An affair begins that quickly pulls Nasir into a whirlwind of incandescent erotic and emotional obsession. In a world of superficiality, materialism, violence, and sexual hysteria seen through the unforgiving lens of his camera, Nasir's life is in limbo. A yearning for escape and a fear of loneliness propel him into a relationship in which he is at once enraptured and non-committal. The resolution of this volatile mix lies in a violent confrontation between repulsion and desire. Black Magic was awarded the prestigious Sawiris Foundation Prize in Egyptian Literature in 2006.

Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774166266
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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