#FridayReads: Chronicle of a Last Summer by Yasmine El Rashidi

ChroniclesofLastSummerEgyptGiven the political turmoil that is swirling, well, just about everywhere we thought we’d offer up a beautiful choice in today’s Friday Reads (remember we are focused only on women’s writers this summer) by Yasmine El Rashidi that is a moving political story that follows a woman’s life over three decades in a personal and political coming of age what has been called a brilliant debut novel.

The New York Times says it is “an eloquent first novel. . . . El Rashidi’s portrait of the unrest in her country is brutally vivid”  while the Washington Post says it is “A wonderfully observed novel of personal awakening and politics in Cairo.” 

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