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‏زمن الغم الجميل :‏ ‏يوميات مواطن مصري قبل الثورة /‏ Zaman al-ghamm al-jamīl : yawmīyāt muwāṭin Miṣrī qabla al-thawrah /
‏عمر طاهر. ʻUmar Ṭāhir.
edition
al-Ṭabʻah 2.
imprint
al-Dawḥah, Dawlat Qaṭar : Dār Blūmzburī : Muʼassasat Qaṭar lil-Nashr, 2012.
description
265 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
9789992194928, 9992194928
format(s)
Book
Holdings
Subjects
personal subject
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imprint
al-Dawḥah, Dawlat Qaṭar : Dār Blūmzburī : Muʼassasat Qaṭar lil-Nashr, 2012.
isbn
9789992194928
9992194928
abstract
Egypt; politics and government; history.
catalogue key
10045472
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Renowned satirical writer, Omar Taher's style makes his readers think and laugh - at times laughing at themselves ... witty and simple
Taher regularly puts a smile on this reviewer#146;s face through his sharp sense of humor or pleasant nostalgic trips into a carefree past. The book is a perfect remedy for the current moment -- a reminder of where we were, and a surge of hope into our tired souls... a highly recommended read
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Dictatorships have never been funnier. In diary-like observations, one of Egypt's funniest young writers, Omar Taher, hilariously describes the depressing old times under Mubarak's rule. He comments on Mubarak, his son, the ruling party, football, nepotism, politics, rituals and celebrations. Observation upon observation..splendid sentences weave together to create a hilarious and uniquely human collection.

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