This competition is now closed –This month we celebrate our second anniversary as a club, and to mark this special milestone, our September Africa Book Club Giveaway competition will feature three truly great classics from renowned Egyptian author and Nobel Literature Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz.
Three lucky readers will each win one of three books that make up The Cairo Trilogy, arguably Mahfouz’s most famous work. The trilogy comprises three books, Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, and Sugar Street. It tells the story of the family of Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, and of their country, Egypt, from 1919 through to 1944. As our reviewer Sarah Norman notes, this is an incredibly accomplished series of books, carrying numerous characters across their entire lifespans, and creating a detailed picture of the development of modern Cairo.
To enter the competition, simply follow the instructions below.
How to Enter (This competition is now closed)
Win one of the three books that make up The Cairo Trilogy by entering our September 2012 giveaway competition. If you are not a registered Africa Book Club subscriber, you will need to join first. Then, simply go ahead and answer the questions below to enter.
- Which African author wrote the book, Harare North?
- Which author won the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing?
Please email your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: September 2012 Book Giveaway
Tip: Answers to the questions can be found by browsing the Africa Book Club site.
Remember the Rules:
- This competition is open to all registered subscribers/members of the Africa Book Club anywhere in the world. Non-members can subscribe here to enter the competition.
- This giveaway competition expires Saturday, September 30, 2012 at midnight (EST).
- The winner will be drawn on October 1, 2012 from all correct entries received before the closing date.
- The winner will be asked to provide a valid shipping address or an email address in case he or she prefers to receive the ebook edition.
- Africa Book Club will make a good-faith effort to ship books to anywhere in the world at standard international postal rates. Delivery times vary and may take up to five weeks for certain international destinations.
- Only one entry will be accepted per person registered as a subscriber/member of the Africa Book Club.
- The winner will be notified by email using the address through which he or she entered the competition.
- Only the winning entrant will be contacted by Africa Book Club. Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The winner’s name may be published on the Book Club site after the closing of the competition.
How We Select Our Winners
All entries are assigned a unique number, ranging from 1 to the highest number. Winners are then randomly selected using the sequence generator tool. For more about this tool, visit www.random.org.