Children of Gebelawi by Naguib Mahfouz

"Children of Gebelawi" is a novel that allegorically presents the stories of Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed through the lives of characters in a Cairo neighborhood. The patriarch, Gebelawi, has five children, each representing a different prophet or religious figure, and their struggles mirror the religious and philosophical conflicts of the 20th century. The book explores themes of power, faith, and redemption, and it sparked controversy upon publication due to its portrayal of sacred figures.

The 1142nd greatest book of all time


Published
1959
Nationality
Egyptian
Type
Fiction
Pages
355-500
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Arabic

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