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Monday, 2 December 2019

Mahfouz’s legacy can be seen in the streets of the city he loved

Naguib Mahfouz’s legacy can be seen in the streets of the city he loved: The memory of Naguib Mahfouz — considered the father of the Arabic novel — lives on in Cairo, where images of the prolific writer can be found all over the city, including the mosaic pictured above in Islamic Cairo, AFP writes. Despite touching on huge topics, including ancient Egypt, Sufism, politics and multiple topics considered taboo, it was Cairo that was his great and abiding interest. "He wrote about Cairo with true love. He described it in granular detail. Even if he criticised it, it was still full of love," said his daughter.

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