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.
Naguib Mahfouz is a member of a very small and elite club: that of African Nobel Laureates in Literature. His most famous work is the The Cairo Trilogy, of which Palace of Desire is the second book. Mahfouz paints a rich picture of the bustling city of Cairo in the 1920s. His characters are are engaging, his stories elegantly handled, and he manages within one family to examine some of the great questions of life.