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The Mountain of Green Tea by Yahya Taher Abdullah


The Mountain of Green Tea by Yahya Taher Abdullah

With poetic vividness, Yahya Taher Abdullah's The Mountain of Green Tea tells of the harsh life of the peasants of Upper Egypt, or of Cairo seen through the eyes of peasants who have migrated there in search of work. Few writers delve so subtly into a society that is strictly bounded by religious and social mores and rigid codes of behavior. It is a society whose members concern themselves with such basic matters as money and personal honor, and where death is ever-present to put an end to their futile endeavors.

About the Author

Yayha Taher Abdullah was born in 1942 in Karnak near Luxor in Upper Egypt. He had little formal education but was soon regarded as one of the most promising of the younger generation of writers. He published three volumes of short stories and one novella. He died in a car crash in the summer of 1981.

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Publication date

31st July 1992


Yahya Taher Abdullah

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The American University in Cairo Press


125 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Short stories



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