Black Magic: A Modern Arabic Novel by Hamdy el-Gazzar

Black Magic: A Modern Arabic Novel

byHamdy el-Gazzar

Kobo ebook | July 1, 2007

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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.

Title:Black Magic: A Modern Arabic NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 1, 2007Publisher:The American University in Cairo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990052276854

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