The book was made into a film of the same name in and into a TV series in The locale of the novel is downtown Cairo , with the titular apartment building which actually exists serving as both a metaphor for contemporary Egypt and a unifying location in which most of the primary characters either live or work and in which much of the novel's action takes place. The author, a dentist by profession, had his first office in the Yacoubian Building in Cairo. It has been translated into 23 languages.
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Which of the many interesting characters did you like best in Alaa Al-Aswany's debut novel that first took Egypt by storm and then quickly became an international bestseller? Susan My favorite was Busayna because I could very slightly identify with some of her predicament in the workplace from long, long ago. She had practicali …more My favorite was Busayna because I could very slightly identify with some of her predicament in the workplace from long, long ago.
She had practicality and perseverance despite her setbacks. She accepted her responsibility to take care of her family despite the small ability she had as a woman to provide for them. She was annoyed by Taha's unwillingness to accept life as it was, and she recognized love when it came, no matter how strange a place it came from. I had sympathy for Taha in the beginning but his inability to accept and adapt is an annoying quality found in many men who put pride before life, where women most often shoulder the burden and keep on going.
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Readers also enjoyed. Book Club. About Alaa Al Aswany. Alaa Al Aswany. Trained as a dentist in Egypt and Chicago, it took him 9 years to earn his degree from Chicago National University where he spent 17 years in his life, al-Aswany has contributed numerous articles to Egyptian newspapers on literature, politics, and social issues. His second novel, The Yacoubian Building, an ironic depiction of modern Egyptian society, has been widely read in Egypt and throughout the Middle East.
It has been translated into English, Danish, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Greek and Dutch, and was adapted into a film and a television series of the same name. Chicago, a novel set in the city in which the author was educated, was published in January Books by Alaa Al Aswany.
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