Children of Our Alley (Awlad Haritna), describing it as “an allegory of humanity’s historic destiny Naguib Mahfouz, Children of Gebelawi, trans. Philip Stewart. The story of Children of the Alley, also known as “Children of Gebelawi”, is told through several generations of the main ancestor Gebelawi. Wikipedia: Read associated articles: Children of Gebelawi, Philip Stewart; Bookmark: ; Work ID:

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Children Of Gebelawi

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Used book in good condition. This page was last edited on 3 Novemberat It is also known by its Egyptian dialectal transliteration, Awlad Haretna, gebelxwi Arabic transliteration, Awlaadu Haaratena and by the alternative translated transliteral Arabic title of “Children of the Alley”.

It was this book that earned Naguib Mahfouz condemnation from Omar Abdel-Rahman inafter the Nobel Prize had revived interest in it. Brings up thoughts about how the story would go if written by someone in another — any other — country. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The people say “Oppression must cease as night yields to day.

We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Although the deviations did at least keep it all from being totally predictable. It was first printed in Lebanon in Arafa tries to use his knowledge of explosives to destroy the strongmen, but his attempts to discover Gabalawi’s secrets leads to the death of the old man though he does not directly kill him.


Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. Especially when the plot would deviate from the ‘real’ story. An English translation by Philip Stewart was published gebelawo and is still in print; when Stewart refused to sell his copyright, Doubleday commissioned a new version by Peter Theroux.

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God is not like anything else. Find Rare Books Book Value. Critics claimed that Gabalawi stands for God. We shall see the end of tyranny and the dawn of miracles. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Children of Gebelawi Naguib Mahfouz Want to Read saving….

Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. What makes Biblio different? The World of Rare Books Published: As a result, in — a day after the anniversary of the prize — Mahfouz was attacked and stabbed in the neck by two extremists outside his Cairo home. Children Of Gebelawi by Naguib Mahfouz. Search for a book to add a reference. American University in Cairo Press, The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content eg.

Heinemann Educational Books, This article needs additional citations for verification. It was originally published in Arabic inin serialised form, in the daily newspaper Al-Ahram. The followers of each hero settle in different parts of the alley, symbolising Judaism, Christianity and Islam.


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The Chief Strongman guesses the truth and blackmails Arafa into helping him to become the dictator of the whole Alley. Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Children Of Gebelawi. Has wear to the cover and pages. The story recreates the interlinked history of the three monotheistic Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islamallegorised against the setting of an imaginary 19th century Cairene alley.

Ships with Tracking Number! Usual shelf wear and markings to covers with tanning to spine. Showing best matches Show all copies. It is also known by its Egyptian dialectal transliteration, Awlad Haretnaformal Arabic transliteration, Awlaadu Haaratena and by the alternative translated transliteral Arabic title of Children of Our Alley.

That concept was also a permanent distraction, however. The successive heroes overthrow the strongmen of their time, but in the next generation new strongmen spring up and things are as bad as ever.

It was met with severe opposition from religious authorities, and publication in the form of a book was banned in Egypt.

A really interesting concept, well-executed.