Strangers at Home
by Ezzat El-Kamhawi
The novel brings together residents of a multi-story building. In a world besieged by COVID-19, Ezzat El-Kamhawi’s new novel places its main characters in a fictional world dominated by isolation and obsessions, where people are forced to surrender to a crushing flood of memories.
FROM THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: “The novel explores the pandemic and its impacts on social life in Egypt, by presenting examples of the people who suffered from the disease. Structurally, it interacts with other literary genres and combines realism and fantasy.”
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Shortlisted for the 2022 Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Literature.
Ezzat El-Kamhawi is an Egyptian novelist, born on December 23, 1961, he has published 15 books. His novel Beit El Deeb (The Wolf’s House) won the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature in 2012 and was translated to English and Chinese, while Madinat Al Lathah (The City of Pleasure) and Al Aar men Al Difatayn (Shame on the Two Bank) were translated into Italian. In 2018, his novel Yakfi Annana Ma’an (At Least We are Together) was shortlisted by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. His works were the subject of several university theses, the most recent of which are: Identity in the novels of Ezzat El-Kamhawi – a thesis by researcher, Hoda Abdullah Abu Al-Maati, with which she obtained a doctorate degree from Suez Canal University in 2020.
Sheikh Zayed Book Award
The SZBA is presented to writers, intellectuals and publishers whose writings and translations of humanities have enriched Arab cultural, literary and social life.View all titles
- Publisher Al Dar Al Masriah Al Lubnaniah
- Publication Date 2021
- Orginal LanguageArabic
- ISBN/Identifier 9789777953320
- Publication Country or regionEgypt
- Publish StatusPublished
- Original Language TitleGhorbat Al Manazil
- Original Language Authorsara
- Copyright Year2020
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