Alaa Al Aswany Quotes

Alaa Al-Aswany (Arabic: ???? ??????????, IPA: [?æ?læ?? el?s?w??ni]; born 26 May 1957) is an Egyptian writer, and a founding member of the political movement Kefaya

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Alaa Al Aswany


If you can't find good in your own country, you won't find it anywhere else.

Alaa Al Aswany


Egyptians are like camels: they can put up with beatings, humiliation and starvation for a long time but when they rebel they do so suddenly and with a force that is impossible to control.

Alaa Al Aswany


Revolution is like a love story. When you are in love, you become a much better person. And when you are in revolution, you become a much better person.

Alaa Al Aswany


It became clear to her that all men, however respectable in appearance and however elevated their position in society, were utter weaklings in front of a beautiful woman. - The Yacoubian Building, p. 42

Alaa Al Aswany


A racist is just an ignorant man afraid of people who are different from him.

Alaa Al Aswany


A fascinating book and a great pleasure to read: Betool Khedairi is a talented new voice in fiction.

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Illiteracy does not impede the practice of democracy, as witnessed by the success of democracy in India despite the high illiteracy rate. One doesn't need a university diploma to realize that the ruler is oppressive and corrupt. On the other hand, to eradicate illiteracy requires that we elect a fair and efficient political regime.

Alaa Al Aswany


Everything that happened to you is a page that's been turned and is done with.

Alaa Al Aswany


I am according to my slave's expectations of me: if good, then good, and if bad, then bad.

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