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The Republic of False Truths

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From the bestselling author of The Yacoubian Building 'Superb' Sunday Times 'Searing' Daily Mail 'Blistering' Financial Times 'Glorious' Observer 'Amazing' André Aciman General Alwany is a pious man who loves his family. He also tortures and kills enemies of the state. Under the regime of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt is gripped by cronyism, religious hypocrisy, and the oppressive military. Now, however, the regime faces its greatest crisis. The idealistic young from different backgrounds - engineers, teachers, medical students, and among them the general's daughter - have come together to challenge the status quo. Euphoria mounts as Mubarak is toppled and love blossoms across class divides, but the general and his friends mount a devastating counter-attack.

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ISBN: 9780571347599
Publication date: 1st April 2021
Author: Alaa Al Aswany
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Modern and Contemporary Fiction
Narrative theme: Politics
Narrative theme: Sense of place
Political activism