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Children of Gebelawi by Naguib Mahfouz

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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English


  • Arabic fiction -- Egypt.,
  • Arabic fiction -- Translations into English.,
  • English fiction -- Translations from Arabic.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Translated from the Arabic.

StatementNaguib Mahfouz ; translated by Philip Stewart.
SeriesAfrican writers series -- 225
ContributionsStewart, Philip.
The Physical Object
Paginationix,355p. ;
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22207863M
ISBN 100435994158, 0894102133

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