Fountain and Tomb by Naguib Mahfouz

Fountain and Tomb  by Naguib Mahfouz

Fountain and Tomb by Naguib Mahfouz is about the fight for Egyptian Independence, which takes place after WWI, and it does this by looking at the events that take place in one alley. I read this book for my history class when we were learning about the Egyptian fight for independence. It is written in short scenes and stories and is told from the perspective of a young boy. This book is really interesting because it is told through the perspective of a young person that doesn’t exactly understand what is happening around him. It is also cool how it shows change that happens in this particular alley over time. The way it is written is also interesting because the short stories and the short scenes really make it seem like it was the memories of a young boy and also made a very complicated topic interesting to read about. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the Egyptian fight for independence.

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