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From the Hara to the ‘Imara: Emerging Urban Metaphors in the Literary Production on Contemporary Cairo1

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that the Egyptian literati, particularly through fiction, have played a very important role “vis-à-vis the collectivity as underground historians of the city whose narratives ... More


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