Everything you need to understand or teach Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz.
The first volume in Mahfouz Naguib's Cairo Trilogy, Palace Walk examines middle-class life just after World War I, following the joys, sorrows, and sorrows of the Abd al-Ahmad family during the revolutionary years 1917-19.
Ahmad Abd al-Jawad is a domestic tyrant, demanding instant and absolute obedience to a household standard that few Muslims follow. Pious wife Amina prides herself on being submissive and supportive. She prays constantly for her family's welfare. She alone knows of his other side: nightly rounds of drinking and sex. Outsiders see Ahmad as the life of any party, musical and generous. A religious man, Ahmad depends on God's mercy.
The family has a daily rhythm. Sons Yasin, Fahmy, and Kamal eat breakfast with their father, and proudly follow him to work or school. Unbeknown to each other, Ahmad and Yasin enjoys the same debauchery. Fahmy is a serious and pious law student. Clever...
Palace Walk Lesson Plans contain 113 pages of teaching material, including: