Videos and supplemental information for the Mission Impossible Book Group


Gender Roles: To learn more about gender roles in the novel, read the 20-page chapter “Naguib Mahfouz’s Trilogy: A National Allegory” from the book Gender, Nation, and the Arabic Novel by Hoda Elsadda.

Egyptian revolution of 1919: For a quick and easy overview of the political situation that Mahfouz writes about in Palace Walk, read “Egypt’s 1919 Revolution: The nation in 100 years” by Egyptian journalist Amira Howeidy in Ahram Online.

Mahfouz after winning the Nobel Prize: Journalist/editor Christopher Dickey writes about visiting Naguib Mahfouz after Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize in the 10-page essay: “Naguib Mahfouz: At The Ali Baba Cafe” (November 1989) from the book Vanity Fair’s Writers on Writers

Obituaries for Naguib Mahfouz: The Guardian | The New York Times


The Cairo Trilogy in Egypt Today | A discussion between Samia Mehrez and Hugh Eakin | 44 minutes | Lahore Literary Festival | Jan 7, 2019


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