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Professor Hanaa (Paperback)
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Professor Hanaa (Paperback)

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Paperback 200 Pages / Published: 30/11/2011
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On the eve of her fortieth birthday Egyptian academic, Professor Hanaa, finds herself alone and unloved. For twenty years she has battled with an impossible love for an unattainable colleague, and has become outcast in a society where family and friends mean everything. Her life is organised into endless routines, and her emotions are hidden behind a facade of stern, but joyless professionalism. The facade begins to crumble, however, when her birthday brings with it the realisation that she is about to turn into an embittered, forty-year-old spinster. Never one to admit defeat, Hanaa determines she will lose her virginity before her birthday, and sets her sights on Khalid, her teaching assistant. An earnest, hardworking and devout young man, Khalid is an unlikely accomplice; however Hanaa's powers of persuasion know no bounds. What ensues is a lively, witty, often sly commentary on gender and power relationships in both academia and the Arab world-a 'campus' novel of a wholly different bent.

Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781859642726
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 10 mm


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Bassiouney s new work is deep, original, fascinating it opens new doors to the modern novel in the Arab world. It represents the present Egyptian society with all its complexities, paradoxes and pressing problems.
This novel succeeds in depicting the agonies and conflicts between men and women, between personal freedom and family ties, between democracy and corruption, and finally between belonging and not belonging."
Bassiouney's new work is deep, original, fascinating...it opens new doors to the modern novel in the Arab world. It represents the present Egyptian society with all its complexities, paradoxes and pressing problems.

This novel succeeds in depicting the agonies and conflicts between men and women, between personal freedom and family ties, between democracy and corruption, and finally between belonging and not belonging.

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