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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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.
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.
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
A fascinating book and a great pleasure to read: Betool Khedairi is a talented new voice in fiction.
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.
I am according to my slave's expectations of me: if good, then good, and if bad, then bad.