Set in 1990 in downtown Cairo, with the titular apartment building serving as both a metaphor for contemporary Egypt and a unifying location in which most of the primary characters either live or work and in which much of the novel’s action takes place.
The Yacoubian Building is a novel by Egyptian author Alaa-Al-Aswany.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Learn about one of Cairo’s most historic buildings.
- Experience taboo-breaking in the Arab world.