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Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany: “When you live under a dictatorship, you become sick”

The Egyptian revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011 can still succeed, says Alaa Al Aswany

By Sameer Rahim  

Permanent revolution? Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square in 2012 to celebrate the ousting of Hosni Mubarak (© AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2006 the Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany published The Yacoubian Building, which followed the lives of Cairo residents struggling under the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. It was a bestseller in Egypt and became a successful film. It was…

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