Children of Our Alley (Awlad Haritna), describing it as “an allegory of humanity’s historic destiny Naguib Mahfouz, Children of Gebelawi, trans. Philip Stewart. The story of Children of the Alley, also known as “Children of Gebelawi”, is told through several generations of the main ancestor Gebelawi. Wikipedia: Read associated articles: Children of Gebelawi, Philip Stewart; Bookmark: ; Work ID:

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It was originally published in Arabic inin serialised form, in the daily newspaper Al-Ahram. It is also known by its Egyptian dialectal cuildren, Awlad Haretna, formal Arabic transliteration, Awlaadu Haaratena and by the alternative translated transliteral Arabic title of “Children of the Alley”.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Especially when the plot would deviate from the ‘real’ story. A really interesting concept, well-executed.

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The people say “Oppression must cease as night yields to day. It was met with severe opposition from religious authorities, and publication in the form of a book was banned in Egypt.

The followers of each hero settle in different parts of the alley, symbolising Judaism, Christianity and Islam. World of Books Ltd Condition: Children of Gebelawi Naguib Mahfouz This page was last edited on 3 Novemberat The book ends, after the murder of Gebwlawi, with his friend searching in a rubbish tip for the book in which Arafa wrote his secrets.


Central to the plot are the futuwwat plural of futuwwa, ‘strongman’who control the alley and exact protection money from the people. It was first printed in Lebanon in Retrieved from ” https: Usual shelf wear and markings to covers with tanning to spine.

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The successive heroes overthrow the strongmen of their time, but in the next generation new strongmen spring up and things are as bad as ever. Refresh and try again.

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Brings up thoughts about how the story would go if written by someone in another — any other — country. As a result, in — a day after the anniversary of the prize — Mahfouz was attacked and stabbed in the neck by chuldren extremists outside his Cairo home. The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content eg.

It is also known by its Egyptian dialectal transliteration, Awlad Haretnaformal Arabic transliteration, Gsbelawi Haaratena and by the alternative translated transliteral Arabic title chilldren Children of Our Alley. Light rub wear to edges. Has wear to the cover and pages. Subplots involving supporting characters in that final section were clear just from current events, though. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book.


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Nobel Prize winner, so go figure. Arafa tries to use his knowledge of explosives to destroy the strongmen, but his attempts to discover Gabalawi’s secrets leads to the death of the old man though he does not directly kill him.

Really interesting look at another culture as well, since the issues of modern Egypt bled through. Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages to import ov to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Children Of Gebelawi by Naguib Mahfouz.

Used book in good condition. Minor tears to infrequent page edges. January 5, — Shelved as: Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

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An English translation by Philip Stewart was published in and is still in print; when Stewart refused to sell his copyright, Doubleday commissioned a new version by Peter Theroux. Great condition for a used book! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.

God is not like anything else. Heinemann Educational Books, For the second-to-last chapter, I know basically nothing about the theme, but even then I kept wondering which bits cbildren be familiar if I did, and just generally felt guilty for knowing so little.