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ISBN 13: 9780805094886
Total Pages : 112 pages
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Read and Download Magdy El Shafee book Metro in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMetro. This book was released on 2012-06-05 with total page 112 pages. Book excerpt: When Shehab, a young software designer, runs afoul of a loan shark, all avenues of escape in Mubarak's corrupt, chaotic Egypt seem to be closed to him. Getting help from the bank is impossible without connections, and Shehab's uncle abroad wants nothing to do with his troubles. A powerful businessman offers assistance, but the next day Shehab sees him being stabbed in an alley--and the man's dying words suggest a conspiracy extending to the upper reaches of the regime. Angry and broke, Shehab enlists his friend Mustafa in a bank heist--and falls into a vortex of financial and political corruption. On the run with a case full of money and evidence of murder, the two careen through Cairo's metro system, evading the police and the thugs who are out in force to crush antigovernment protests. The only allies who can help get them out of this mess, the friends realize, are a blind shoe-shine man and a muckraking journalist. In art as pulsing and immediate as Cairo itself, Magdy El Shafee has delivered a prescient portrait of a crumbling society and Egypt's coming eruption. A powerful story of young men with nothing left to lose, Metro sounds the cry for a better, freer future.

Download The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000605620
Total Pages : 514 pages
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Read and Download Lieven Ameel book The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies. This book was released on 2022-08-10 with total page 514 pages. Book excerpt: Over the past decades, the growing interest in the study of literature of the city has led to the development of literary urban studies as a discipline in its own right. The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies provides a methodical overview of the fundamentals of this developing discipline and a detailed outline of new directions in the field. It consists of 33 newly commissioned chapters that provide an outline of contemporary literary urban studies. The Companion covers all of the main theoretical approaches as well as key literary genres, with case studies covering a range of different geographical, cultural, and historical settings. The final chapters provide a window into new debates in the field. The three focal issues are key concepts and genres of literary urban studies; a reassessment and critique of classical urban studies theories and the canon of literary capitals; and methods for the analysis of cities in literature. The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies provides the reader with practical insights into the methods and approaches that can be applied to the city in literature and serves as an important reference work for upper-level students and researchers working on city literature.

Download Metro: A Story of Cairo PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780805094886
Total Pages : 112 pages
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Read and Download Magdy El Shafee book Metro: A Story of Cairo in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMetro: A Story of Cairo. This book was released on 2012-06-05 with total page 112 pages. Book excerpt: Depicting the financial and social insecurity afflicting young people in modern Cairo, Metro was the first adult graphic novel published (and subsequently banned) in Egypt, just three years before the Arab Spring. In art as pulsing and immediate as Cairo itself, Magdy El Shafee delivers a prescient portrait of a crumbling society and Egypt's coming eruption. A powerful story of young men with nothing left to lose, Metro sounds the cry for a better, freer future. When Shehab, a young software designer, runs afoul of a loan shark, all avenues of escape in Mubarak's corrupt, chaotic Egypt seem to be closed to him. Getting help from the bank is impossible without connections, and Shehab's uncle abroad wants nothing to do with his troubles. A powerful businessman offers assistance, but the next day Shehab sees him being stabbed in an alley—and the man's dying words suggest a conspiracy extending to the upper reaches of the regime. Angry and broke, Shehab enlists his friend Mustafa in a bank heist—and falls into a vortex of financial and political corruption. On the run with a case full of money and evidence of murder, the two careen through Cairo's metro system, evading the police and the thugs who are out in force to crush antigovernment protests. The only allies who can help get them out of this mess, the friends realize, are a blind shoe-shine man and a muckraking journalist.

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13: 311072541X
Total Pages : 247 pages
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Read and Download Cristina Dozio book Laugh like an Egyptian in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLaugh like an Egyptian. This book was released on 2021-09-20 with total page 247 pages. Book excerpt: Egyptians are known among the Arabs as awlād al-nukta, Sons of the Jokes, for their ability to laugh in face of adversity. This creative weapon has been directed against socio-political targets both in times of oppression and popular upheaval, such as the 2011 Tahrir Revolution. This book looks at the literary expression of Egyptian humour in the novels of Muḥammad Mustajāb, Khayrī Shalabī, and Ḥamdī Abū Julayyil, three writers who revive the comic tradition to innovate the language of contemporary fiction. Their modern tricksters, wise fools, and antiheroes play with the stereotypical traits attached to the ordinary Egyptians, while laughing at the universal contradictions of life. This ability to combine local and global culture, literary traditions and popular references, makes them a stimulating read in an intercultural perspective. Combining humour studies and literary criticism, this book examines language play and narrative creativity to understand which strategies craft Egyptian literary humour. In doing so, it sheds light on the contribution of humour to literary innovations of Egyptian fiction since the late Seventies, while adding new writers to those who are considered the masters of humour in the Arab novel.

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1351054481
Total Pages : 274 pages
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Read and Download Dominic Davies book Urban Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUrban Comics. This book was released on 2019-02-21 with total page 274 pages. Book excerpt: Urban Comics: Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives makes an important and timely contribution both to comics studies and urban studies, offering a decolonisation and reconfiguration of both of these already interdisciplinary fields. With chapter-length discussions of comics from cities such as Cairo, Cape Town, New Orleans, Delhi and Beirut, this book shows how artistic collectives and urban social movements working across the global South are producing some of the most exciting and formally innovative graphic narratives of the contemporary moment. Throughout, the author reads an expansive range of graphic narratives through the vocabulary of urban studies to argue that these formal innovations should be thought of as a kind of infrastructure. This ‘infrastructural form’ allows urban comics to reveal that the built environments of our cities are not static, banal, or depoliticised, but rather highly charged material spaces that allow some forms of social life to exist while also prohibiting others. Built from a formal infrastructure of grids, gutters and panels, and capable of volumetric, multi-scalar perspectives, this book shows how urban comics are able to represent, repair and even rebuild contemporary global cities toward more socially just and sustainable ends. Operating at the intersection of comics studies and urban studies, and offering large global surveys alongside close textual and visual analyses, this book explores and opens up the fascinating relationship between comics and graphic narratives, on the one hand, and cities and urban spaces, on the other.

Download Focus on Egypt PDF

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Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
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ISBN 13: 1847011713
Total Pages : 319 pages
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Read and Download Ernest Emenyo̲nu book Focus on Egypt in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFocus on Egypt. This book was released on 2017 with total page 319 pages. Book excerpt: As well as a rare examination of Egyptian literature, this volume includes a non-themed section of Featured Articles and a Literary Supplement.

Download The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel PDF

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 1316771938
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Read and Download Jan Baetens book The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel. This book was released on 2018-07-31 with total page pages. Book excerpt: The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel provides the complete history of the graphic novel from its origins in the nineteenth century to its rise and startling success in the twentieth and twenty-first century. It includes original discussion on the current state of the graphic novel and analyzes how American, European, Middle Eastern, and Japanese renditions have shaped the field. Thirty-five leading scholars and historians unpack both forgotten trajectories as well as the famous key episodes, and explain how comics transitioned from being marketed as children's entertainment. Essays address the masters of the form, including Art Spiegelman, Alan Moore, and Marjane Satrapi, and reflect on their publishing history as well as their social and political effects. This ambitious history offers an extensive, detailed and expansive scholarly account of the graphic novel, and will be a key resource for scholars and students.

Download Shared Margins PDF

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13: 311072636X
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Samuli Schielke book Shared Margins in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TShared Margins. This book was released on 2021-07-05 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: Shared Margins tells of writers, writing, and literary milieus in Alexandria, Egypt’s second city. It de-centres cosmopolitan avant-gardes and secular-revolutionary aesthetics that have been intensively documented and studied since 2011. Instead, it offers a fieldwork-based account of various milieus and styles, and their common grounds and lines of division. Structured in two parts, Shared Margins gives an account of literature as a social practice embedded in milieus that at once enable and limit literary imagination, and of a life-worldly experience of plurality in absence of pluralism that marks literary engagements with the intimate and social realities of Alexandria after 2011. Literary writing, this book argues, has marginality as an at once enabling and limiting condition. It provides shared spaces of imaginary excess that may go beyond the taken-for-granted of a societal milieu, and yet are never unlimited. Literary imagination is part and parcel of such social conflicts and transformations, its role being neither one of resistance against power nor of guidance towards norms, but rather one of open-ended complicity.

Download Animals in Our Days PDF

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Publisher : Syracuse University Press
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ISBN 13: 0815655622
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Read and Download Mohamed Makhzangi book Animals in Our Days in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAnimals in Our Days. This book was released on 2022-06-14 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Each story in Mohamed Makhzangi’s unique collection Animals in Our Days features a different animal species and its fraught relationship with humans—water buffalo in a rural village gone mad from electric lights, brass grasshoppers purchased in a crowded Bangkok market, or ghostly rabbits that haunt the site of a long-ago brutal military crackdown. Other stories tell of bear-trainers in India and of the American invasion of Iraq as experienced by a foal, deer, and puppies. Originally published in 2006, Makhzangi’s stories are part of a long tradition of writings on animals in Arabic literature. In this collection, animals offer a mute testament to the brutality and callousness of humanity, particularly when modernity sunders humans from the natural environment. Makhzangi is one of Egypt’s most perceptive and nuanced authors, merging a writer’s empathy with a scientist’s curiosity about the world. Like Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior, Haruki Murakami’s The Elephant Vanishes, or J. M. Coetzee’s Lives of Animals, Makhzangi’s stories trace the numinous, almost supernatural, connections between our species and others. In these resonant, haunting tales, Animals in Our Days foregrounds our urgent need to reacquire the sense of awe, humility, and respect that once characterized our relationship with animals.

Download After the American Century PDF

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 13: 0231540558
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Brian T. Edwards book After the American Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfter the American Century. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in the "American century," he believed that the international popularity of American culture made the world favorable to U.S. interests. Now, in the digital twenty-first century, the American century has been superseded, as American movies, music, and video games are received, understood, and transformed. How do we make sense of this shift? Building on a decade of fieldwork in Cairo, Casablanca, and Tehran, Brian T. Edwards maps new routes of cultural exchange that are innovative, accelerated, and full of diversions. Shaped by the digital revolution, these paths are entwined with the growing fragility of American "soft" power. They indicate an era after the American century, in which popular American products and phenomena—such as comic books, teen romances, social-networking sites, and ways of expressing sexuality—are stripped of their associations with the United States and recast in very different forms. Arguing against those who talk about a world in which American culture is merely replicated or appropriated, Edwards focuses on creative moments of uptake, in which Arabs and Iranians make something unexpected. He argues that these products do more than extend the reach of the original. They reflect a world in which culture endlessly circulates and gathers new meanings.

Download Edinburgh Companion to the Postcolonial Middle East PDF

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ISBN 13: 1474427715
Total Pages : 544 pages
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Read and Download Ball Anna Ball book Edinburgh Companion to the Postcolonial Middle East in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEdinburgh Companion to the Postcolonial Middle East. This book was released on 2018-11-14 with total page 544 pages. Book excerpt: This Edinburgh Companion seeks to develop a postcolonial framework for addressing the Middle East. The first collection of essays on this subject, it assembles some of the world's foremost postcolonialists to explore the critical, theoretical and disciplinary possibilities that inquiry into this region opens for postcolonial studies. Throughout its twenty-four chapters, its focus is on literary and cultural critique. It draws on texts and contexts from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries as case studies, and deploys the concept of 'post/colonial modernity' to reveal the enduring impact of colonial and imperial power on the shaping of the region. And it covers a wide and significant range of political, social, and cultural issues in the Middle East during that period - including the heritage of Orientalism in the region; the roots and contemporary branches of the Israel-Palestine conflict; colonial history, state formation and cultures of resistance in Egypt, Turkey, the Maghreb and the wider Arab world; the clash of tradition and modernity in regional and transnational expressions of Islam; the politics of gender and sexuality in the Arab world; the ongoing crises in Libya, Iraq, Iran and Syria; the Arab Spring; and the Middle Eastern refugee crisis in Europe.

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Publisher : Jacana Media
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ISBN 13: 1431403253
Total Pages : 328 pages
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Read and Download Kerstin Pinther book Afropolis in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfropolis. This book was released on 2012-11-01 with total page 328 pages. Book excerpt: Metropolises often evoke images of flashy high-rise buildings, permanent background noise, backed-up cars and people moving quickly in all directions in their masses. New York, Tokyo, London, Sao Paulo. But what about Cairo?

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ISBN 13: 9286153597
Total Pages : 54 pages
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Read and Download European Investment Bank book EIB Global Report: The Story in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEIB Global Report: The Story. This book was released on 2022-07-14 with total page 54 pages. Book excerpt: The world is beset by crises that are reshaping societies, economies, healthcare systems, transport and workplaces. Many parts of our lives are changing. The greatest challenges, such as COVID-19, climate change, poverty and equality, will require larger investments and more partnerships as this decade progresses. No single institution can meet the world's needs for innovation and cooperation. EIB Global Report: The Story illustrates why we created a new development branch by telling more than a dozen stories that discuss how we can meet challenges in areas such as gender equality, innovation, vaccines and green energy.

Download Refractions of the National, the Popular and the Global in African Cities PDF

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Publisher : African Books Collective
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ISBN 13: 1928502172
Total Pages : 194 pages
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Read and Download Simon Bekker book Refractions of the National, the Popular and the Global in African Cities in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRefractions of the National, the Popular and the Global in African Cities. This book was released on 2021-02-26 with total page 194 pages. Book excerpt: Case studies of metropolitan cities in nine African countries - from Egypt in the north to three in West and Central Africa, two in East Africa and three in Southern Africa - make up the empirical foundation of this publication. The interrelated themes addressed in these chapters - the national influence on urban development, the popular dynamics that shape urban development and the global currents on urban development - make up its framework. All authors and editors are African, as is the publisher. The only exception is Göran Therborn whose recent book, Cities of Power, served as motivation for this volume. Accordingly, the issue common to all case studies is the often conflictual powers that are exercised by national, global and popular forces in the development of these African cities. Rather than locating the case studies in an exclusively African historical context, the focus is on the trajectories of the postcolonial city (with the important exception of Addis Ababa with a non-colonial history that has granted it a special place in African consciousness). These trajectories enable comparisons with those of postcolonial cities on other continents. This, in turn, highlights the fact that Africa - today, the least urbanised continent on an increasingly urbanised globe - is in the thick of processes of large-scale urban transformation, illustrated in diverse ways by the case studies that make up the foundation of this publication.

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ISBN 13: 9780791420645
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Download Tunnels and Underground Structures: Proceedings Tunnels & Underground Structures, Singapore 2000 PDF

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ISBN 13: 1351406663
Total Pages : 700 pages
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Read and Download KrishnanR. book Tunnels and Underground Structures: Proceedings Tunnels & Underground Structures, Singapore 2000 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTunnels and Underground Structures: Proceedings Tunnels & Underground Structures, Singapore 2000. This book was released on 2017-10-02 with total page 700 pages. Book excerpt: This text describes topics discussed at the conference, including: tunnelling and construction in soft ground and rocks; geological investigations; tunnelling machines; planning for underground infrastructure; safety issues and environmental and social aspects of underground development.