Remembering Hamdi Abu Golayyel

Egyptian novelist Hamdi Abu Golayyel died last month at the age of 56. In this episode, we remember Hamdi and his one-of-a-kind literary career, telling the story of Egypt’s laborers, Bedouin, and migrants.

Show Notes:

Egyptian Novelist Hamdi Abu Golayyel Dies at 56: ‘There Was No One Like Him’

A Special Section at ArabLit on Abu Golayyel, Bedouin Poetry, and ‘The Men Who Swallowed the Sun’

Mohamed Kheir remembers Hamdy

Books available in translation are: Thieves in Retirement (translated by Marilyn Booth), A Dog with No Tail (translated by Robin Moger), and The Men Who Swallowed the Sun (translated by Humphrey Davies.

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