The Queue
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Published By Melville House UK
ISBN : 9780993414909
Category : Fiction
Format : Paperback
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["The Queue]" skillfully paints the image of an authority with the power to turn human beings into indistinguishable copies of one another. Written with satire, the novel moves between dystopia and reality or a world that seems like reality. With her first novel, Abdel Aziz has clearly secured an important position on the map of contemporary literature in the Arab world. "Al-Mogaz"
[Abdel Aziz] is redefining both Egypt and the world. Essam Zakaria, "El-Fagr
""Weird and wild . . . a Kafkaesque tale of a modern Egypt." Liberty Hardy, BookRiot
"Timely." SF Signal"

An effective critique of authoritarianism...People...will always find a way to control other people in one way or another, should it suit them. Perhaps with the publication of"The Queue," the lesson will begin to finally sink in. NPR Books
A surreal version of modern-day Egypt. "Kirkus
" Abdel Aziz is redefining Arabic women s literature. Essam Zakaria, "El-Fagr"
"Captures a sense of futility and meaninglessness...Aziz ultimately suggests the worst while leaving the smallest space for hopeful interpretation, a fitting metaphor for Egypt after the Arab Spring." "Publishers Weekly"
["The Queue]" skillfully paints the image of an authority with the power to turn human beings into indistinguishable copies of one another. Written with satire, the novel moves between dystopia and reality or a world that seems like reality. With her first novel, Abdel Aziz has clearly secured an important position on the map of contemporary literature in the Arab world. "Al-Mogaz
" Abdel Aziz creates a world parallel to the one in which we live, one where the characters reveal to us the nature of human beings and the choices they make in life. "Al-Itihad
""Weird and wild...a Kafkaesque tale of a modern Egypt." Liberty Hardy, BookRiot
"Timely." SF Signal" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

BASMA ABDEL AZIZ is an Egyptian writer, psychiatrist, and visual artist. Early on, she earned the nickname the rebel for her indefatigable struggle against injustice, torture, and corruption. A weekly columnist for Egypt s al-Shorouk newspaper, she represents a fresh and necessary female voice in Arabic journalism and fiction. She is the winner of the Sawiris Cultural Award, the General Organisation for Cultural Palaces award, and the Ahmed Bahaa-Eddin Award. She lives in Cairo." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.



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