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Midaq Alley Summary
Naguib Mahfouz

Everything you need to understand or teach Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz.

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Midaq Alley Summary

Plot Summary

Midaq Alley is a novel about a street full of colorful Egyptians coping with life towards the end of World War II. They include a dissolute café owner, his fiery wife, and their materialistic prodigal son; a young man who, for the love of a beautiful girl, goes off to make his fortune while she falls first for a rich, elderly sexaholic and later for a pimp who turns her into a prostitute; a kindhearted mystic; two ghouls; and assorted lesser characters. Gossip keeps Midaq Alley alive.

Midaq Alley is an isolated, dead end street in Cairo, Egypt. Uncle Kamil usually naps outside his confectionary, next door to his best friend Abbas's barbershop. A bakery, Salim Alwan's warehouse, and Kirsha's Café complete the alley's businesses. The café is where self-trained Dr. Booshy, kindly mystic Radwan Hussainy, and a somnambulant philosopher, Sheikh Darwish, gather nightly to smoke, drink tea...

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