The Quarter

01 January 2020

Naguib Mahfouz

In 2018, the Egyptian academic Mohamed Shoair came across a handwritten manuscript of stories by the prolific Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz, labelled “For publishing 1994.” Eighteen of these had not been previously published, and are collected in this new edition of stories set in the Cairo neighbourhood of Gamaliya.

Pan Macmillan, 98 pages, Rs 500