Books: LYRICS ALLEY by Leila Aboulela

Title: Lyrics Alley Author: Leila Aboulela Published: 2011 Genre: Fiction I am going to come across sounding unimaginative I know, but Lyrics Alley is lyrical. A slow-paced introduction to the extended dynastic Abuzeid family leads one to identifying with the characters almost immediately. Slow-paced as the introduction is, the turn of events as the plot…

Books: CHICAGO by Alaa Al Aswany

Title: Chicago Author: Alaa Al Aswany Published: 2008 Genre: Fiction In the aftermath of the recent uprisings in the Arab world, this was an informative read. One of the members of my Book Club made a comment recently about Egypt that I found to be accurate- especially regarding the World’s perception of the Arab states…